Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
Shhhh, don’t tell anyone.
Hey, if you would like to:
- Reduce your stress
- Improve your Short-term memory
- Increase your patience and motivation
- Process information more efficiently
Then you will love “the nap.”
Ok, the infomercial is now over. Just having a little fun.
Napping during an afternoon break may just be that boost that can separate you from the crowd. You’ll be less prone to making mistakes. Many of your co-workers may be downing coffee or something even more potent, just trying to push through their sleepiness.
If you can add a nap that lasts between 15 and 30 minutes, which fits into your natural body rhythms, you can increase your productivity. It’s the best natural drug to enhance any career when you’re feeling like you are on the edge of burnout.
When I’m feeling sluggish I like to take naps in my car for a half hour during lunch. It’s usually on a Thursday and Friday afternoon, when the work week takes its toll and I need to refresh myself without overdoing the caffeine.
Plus, your skin will look more vibrant and healthy. Who doesn’t want to look sexy and refreshed? Freshly matted hair is beautiful on everyone.
Are you afraid to take a nap during lunch? Would your work ever have a place designated for naps?
Nap rooms are so cool. Here is one I found at Intuit.
Let us know what your company does to keep you refreshed.
Forcing popularity is never the solution. Check out Maki’s post on DoshDosh about finding Twitter followers the old fashion way – being really helpful and interesting.
I’m on Twitter too - @workhappynnow. Work happiness in quick and healthy bites.
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