It’s N day and we’re at my most favorite productivity tip:
Yes, that’s right. While it might seem to be the most counter-productive thing to take a snooze when you’re busy, taking a nap has some serious benefits.
Some Benefits of Napping according to Web MD:
- Improves memory
- Relieves stress
- Reduces burnout
- Helps with sleep deprivation
- Enhances creativity
- Improves mood
- Improves health
And don’t forget the best reason to nap:
- It feels great!
There are loads of benefits to be had by slipping a power nap into your day. Some theories say a 20 minutes doze is best, while others insist an hour is the way to go. I’m a practitioner of the short nap these days, with an alarm set and the rain sounds playing. I give myself 30 minutes, ten to get settled and twenty to sleep. And I swear, it’s the cure for that afternoon drag.
My dogs know the drill. In fact, all I have to do is say “nap time” and this one runs up to bed and waits for me:
If you find yourself dragging in the afternoons, and you’re tired of chugging energy drinks and coffee to make it through, maybe it’s time to sneak away for a cat nap, or dog nap, as the case may be. It might be just the thing you need to reclaim the afternoons for productivity.
Take it from me, I’m a professional. ;)