Here Are the Crazy Things Millennials Do to Increase Work Productivity

Here Are the Crazy Things Millennials Do to Increase Work Productivity
Here Are the Crazy Things Millennials Do to Increase Work Productivity

By Jillian Kramer. Photos: Courtesy of CNP Montrose.

If you're struggling to stay productive at work, a recent survey shows you're in very good (if totally distracted) company. But another recent survey reveals millennial workers have some very interesting—and in some cases, unhealthy—ways of staying focused in the office.

Bevi originally surveyed 2,450 American employees to find out what makes them happiest at work, and then followed up with another question: What do you do to increase your productivity? The respondents' answers show that some workers are willing to go to serious extremes to avoid slacking on the job.

One in 10 workers (or about nine percent) say they take legal stimulants—think: the narcolepsy and ADHD drug Adderall or caffeine pills—to increase their productivity. About 11 percent say they chug seven or more cups of coffee a day. (We'd be remiss if we didn't pause here to point out that popping pills—or potentially dehydrating yourself—are not healthy ways to get ahead.)

What's more, 42 percent of workers say they will stay late instead of running personal errands—such as grocery shopping or going to the gym—in order to stay productive at the office. Just shy of half (46 percent) say they regularly skip their lunch breaks to stay on top of work, while 16 percent report binge eating to help them power through the day.

All this stress takes a toll, of course, and that might be why another eight percent of people admit to napping at their desks during the day. Sadly, one in 12 millennials say they've slept overnight at the office to get ahead the next day.

Want better ways to stay productive at the office? Here are six easy tips to get you started.

This story originally appeared on Glamour.

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