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How can I stay energized all day while driving 8-10 hours a day?

Discussion in 'Advice' started by Ray Royale, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Ray Royale

    Ray Royale

    Location:
    Kennesaw
    Looking for a new job while I’m doing this full time. I mostly do UberEATS and Doordash. I just find myself lethargic after about 3-5 hours. I just don’t have the energy anymore to keep busting my Axx for pennies and chump change. But I need my bills paid in the meantime. What are some things I can take or do that will keep me pumped up with energy the whole day? I’m losing my mind man... feel like giving up
     
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  2. Kodyhead

    Kodyhead

    Location:
    South Floreduh
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    Try taking a nap for 15 mins no more than 20 though, that should knock off the dust

    Caffeine is great but try to match it with at least the same amount of water which will dehydrate you and will lead to a lot of other undesired symptoms and problems

    75$ of the country is dehydrated they say
     
  3. Yep, turning off the apps and setting your phone with a 20 minute timer for a power nap works wonders.

    That and get out of the car in a scenic park or a part of town you like and stroll for about 10-15 mins.
     
  4. SEAL Team 5

    SEAL Team 5

    Location:
    Phoenix
    Driving:
    Livery
    You can stop thinking that 3-5 hours a day delivering food is busting Axx. Instead start thinking that 12 hours a day delivering food is better.
     
  5. I don't think he thinks delivering food 3-5 hours a day is busting Axx. I think he thinks he's having difficulty getting past the 5 hour mark with energy to work a longer day.
     
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  6. Texie Driver

    Texie Driver

    Location:
    Arizona, Valley of the Sunburn
    Driving:
    UberX
    co-q10 is good for focus and energy
    b vitamins
    best gotten from food sources, better bioavailability, don't buy supplements in pill form you are paying for expensive pee imo

    bang energy drinks if you can find them have BCAAs and give me energy without making me jittery and everything else makes me vibrate and not in a good way, it is the only energy drink i can tolerate without looking like a tweaker
     
  7. Ray Royale

    Ray Royale

    Location:
    Kennesaw

    I meant to say basically I get tired after 3-5 hours. I do 8-10 hours usually but I wind up burning myself out to the max and crashing. Rinse and repeat the next day
     
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  8. Transeau

    Transeau

    Location:
    Cucamonga
    I like to 15-20 naps, and I also spend about 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours doing some stretches and cleaning my car. Drink lots of water, know where clean restrooms are. :)
     
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  9. 8 -10 hours ?
    I used to do 12-20 hours.

    Just waking up fully after 6 hours . . .
     
  10. Whoopty-whatever :p
     
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  11. Texie Driver

    Texie Driver

    Location:
    Arizona, Valley of the Sunburn
    Driving:
    UberX
    also make sure you aren't overeating carbs to the detriment of protein intake. a balanced diet goes a long way fighting fatigue. start your day with a sausage egg and cheese sandwich, not a donut and soda.

    dehydration is an inherent risk of driving for a living.
     
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  12. Bbonez

    Bbonez

    Location:
    USA
    I like to bump a line of cocaine before I start a shift. After two hours of work I hit the crack pipe. Then I pop a few whites (speed) every hour for the next 4 hours. Now I'm deep into my shift and am starting to drag so I switch to Meth. I stay on the meth until I am on my final hour, when I am one hour from the finish line I take MDMA.

    This may not work for you, you should consult your doctor before trying it out.
     
  13. 1. Caffeine
    2. Graze on some of the Eats food
    3. Ask to use the bathroom in customers’ house and steal their pills
    4. Jumping jacks outside of the car
     
  14. UberBeemer

    UberBeemer Moderator

    Location:
    NW Chicago Suburbs
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Aside from the other tips here, try splitting your shift. Do a few hours, log off. Do some chores at home, workout, or just relax for an hour or two. Then get back out on the road.

    In a pinch, i put a 5-hour energy drink in a 16 oz bottle of water, and sip at that.
     
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  15. 2015NissanVersa

    2015NissanVersa

    Location:
    LA
    Get your bloodwork tested. Eat healthy and supplement for any vitamins you're lacking. I take little shih-tzu sips of a liquid vitamin throughout the day. I was feeling super rundown. Maybe it's placebo, but I'm finally feeling better.

    Drink water.

    Are you getting enough sleep? I was doing split shifts for awhile . Napping when I could, but never sleeping fully and hitting that sweet sweet REM cycle. Give yourself a full 6-8. Those McDonalds delivery fatties can wait.

    Don't overdo the caffeine. It stresses your adrenals and will leave you more exhausted over time.
     
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  16. SEAL Team 5

    SEAL Team 5

    Location:
    Phoenix
    Driving:
    Livery
    It doesn't hurt to throw in the adrenalin of a high speed police chase every couple of days either. Nothing like hitting 130 on a freeway with 15 cop cars behind you.
     
  17. Bbonez

    Bbonez

    Location:
    USA
    Also I find it hard to sleep at night so I shoot up 5 cc's of grade A heroin at bed time.
     
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  18. SEAL Team 5

    SEAL Team 5

    Location:
    Phoenix
    Driving:
    Livery
    I just watch a replay of my AZ Cardinals. I'm snoring by kickoff. Lol
     
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  19. Pulledclear

    Pulledclear

    Location:
    Florida
  20. Texie Driver

    Texie Driver

    Location:
    Arizona, Valley of the Sunburn
    Driving:
    UberX
    the who?

    :p
     
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