A few years ago, I was caught falling asleep by my manager during a meeting . The high carb lunch and hot meeting room was a perfect breeding ground for a food coma. I didn’t fall asleep, but I was pretty much a bobble-head doll throughout the last fifteen minutes of the meeting.
After the meeting, my manager pulled me aside and gave me some words of wisdom, which I am going to share with the rest of you. These aren’t the exact words, but they are close enough.
“At the first sign of drowsiness, don’t fight it, quickly excuse yourself from the meeting. Go take a walk, get a drink, or go to the restroom to freshen up. Find a way to get the heart rate up, whatever works for you, the moment your eyes close for more than a second, people can tell you are falling asleep.”
All I have to say is, thank you wise manager, and thank you for not firing me.