It’s Even More Official! Naps are good for you

Back in January 2011, I wrote a newsletter to my subscribers and shared the secret of my creativity.

Do you know what it was?

Exercise and taking a nap.

This is my article archived where I tell you Why Exercise and Napping is Good.

But today, while flicking through the Harvard Business Review Management Tips, I came accross this little tip:

Take a Nap at Work

Research shows that the more hours you work continuously, the greater the toll on your performance. You can greatly improve your productivity by taking a short nap. Think taking a nap at work is crazy? Here are three ways to make it happen:

  • Schedule a time. Between 1pm and 3pm is the best time. Mark it in your calendar so you are more likely to take it.
  • Find a quiet place. Close your door and put up a “do not disturb” sign. If you work in a cubicle, look for a conference room, or a local coffee shop or library.
  • Tune out. Turn off your technology and set an alarm for 20 or 30 minutes (longer naps can leave you hazy). Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Even if you don’t fall asleep, this relaxation will ensure you rest.

I’m now officially delighted. You heard it from me first, and now the The Harvard Business Review agrees with me!

So, how are you going to nap this afternoon?

About the Author

Denise FayI'm Denise Fay, an international marketing communications advisor. For over 16 years, I've been helping corporations and business owners to promote themselves by communicating the right message with the right audience. They achieve clarity, leads and sales. I'm also an award-winning author, engaging speaker, entrepreneur, business owner and mum of two, I have written copy that has won awards, won clients and most importantly, built relationships. Because at the end of the day, it all comes down to how we relate to others. And writing great copy that engages with your reader is well worth its weight in gold. You too can find wealth in your relationships. I can guide and help you find your words, create an engaging message and build a relationship that results in repeat sales with your customers & leads. Contact me today to get started. Come find me on Google+View all posts by Denise Fay →

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