Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Heather Bestel - shedworking tip of the month

This month, Shedworking's Calm Editor Heather Bestel recommends the power of the nap.
With no set start or finish times and no official elevenses, shedworkers can easily find themselves engrossed in their work and forget to take a break.

Without the usual office distractions you may think this is good for productivity, but in fact, it is not. Neither is it good for your health. Researchers have found that the brain needs a rest every now and then and can refresh itself with just a short 10-20 minute power nap. The benefits have been found to include: higher cognitive functioning, improved memory and learning, higher productivity rates, alertness and less stress. And it’s good for your heart too.

So after lunch today, why not sit in the garden with your eyes closed just for 10 minutes and join some famous nappers including Leonardo Da Vinci, Einstein and Thomas Edison.
More stressbusting advice from Heather at her site here.
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1 comment:

  1. Can't agree more, Heather, I am a great believer in the power of naps to solve all kinds of gritty problems the conscious mind can't sort out! Personally my favourites are the 2 hour kind in bed, as recommended by Winston Churchill. They work wonders for me :-)