drop & give me ten

As I've mentioned a few times recently, I'm on a bit of a self-improvement jag. 
Well, maybe not improvement as much as self-indulgence-allowance and mental-pick-me-up-ing. (got that?)

In addition to focussing on accomplishments, and trying to reign in the stress-freakouts, I am also implementing a new plan called "Give In To The Nap".  It is awesome, and I encourage you to join me in it.

Previously, I have always felt guilty about taking naps.  Like I was wasting time.  But I've come to realize that when the need for nap overtakes me, I'm probably not getting much done anyway, what with all the staring into space and yawning.  So instead of fighting it, I put down the work, pop off to sleep for ten minutes and wake up ready to go again.  My recent increase in nap frequency has coincided with a recent increase in productivity --sure, correlation does not equal causation, but it is certainly suggestive that my plan is working.

This is a great plan for weekends, weekdays when I am working from home, or for when I'm at school on the weekends and no one else is around.  It doesn't work so good on regular work days when my office is full of people, like today .   

 This plan also will not work if you are a 3-hr. napper, like Adam.  A 3 hr. midday nap is not advisable for anyone except my friend Leslie who is the craziest night owl I've ever met and prefers to be asleep midday anyway.   

So yeah.  Nap away!  I absolve you of the guilt.  Watch your productivity skyrocket!


Chelsea said...

You are so right about this. I wish that I had given in to the nap EVERY SINGLE TIME I wanted to before I had a kid.

Childless people: take naps!!! Enjoy them! NO guilt!

Amanda@Lady Scientist said...

Focusing on accomplishments and 10 min naps are good, healthy things to do. And things that I should be doing, too. You've inspired me to start focusing on my accomplishments, too!

Lee Ann said...

I am a big fan of naps--mine are usually at least 45 minutes. I need one now.