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Today’s #MindfulnessMonday Tip: Feeling exhausted or just not yourself? Take a nap!
The Power of Napping:
- Napping can boost your immune system.
- Napping can improve both your daytime and your nighttime alertness.
- Napping plus a little caffeine boost are a one-two punch against sleepiness.
- Napping can help you learn new skills and improve your memory.
- Napping can improve your physical stamina.
- Napping for as little as 90-minutes is as good as a full night’s sleep for perceptual learning.
Today’s Mindfulness Exercise: ENERGY BOOSTING NAP!
Studies show that taking a 10 to 20-minute nap in the middle of the day can help boost your energy and get you right back in the swing of thigs immediately after you wake up. Need a little memory jogger or are you focusing on a big project with quickly approaching deadlines? A 60-minute nap is a great way to increase focus and an excellent memory booster.
With that in mind, what type of nap do you need today?
I want you to allow yourself a little time, even if its just 10-20 minutes in your car on your lunch break, to close your eyes and take a nap. Napping gives your brain a reboot. When you wake up, you’re refreshed and ready to get back at it. *Note: Make sure you set an alarm on your phone or other devise to ensure you wake up on time.
Today’s mindfulness journal is a two-part journaling exercise.
PART 1 – Prior to your energy boosting nap, write down how you’re feeling. What is your energy level on a scale of 1 to 10? Do you feel like you got enough sleep last night? How many cups of coffee have you had today and do you think you’ll have another?
PART 2 – After your energy boosting nap, write down how you’re feeling. Did you fall asleep quickly? Was it easy to wake up? Do you feel more or less productive after your nap?
Mindfulness journaling can be very private. However, I would love to invite you to comment below and share your experiences with the ‘Clean a Room Mindfully’ exercise.
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I’m certified in Holistic Stress Management and Mind/Body Fitness. I’ve been practicing Mindfulness for 10+ years and am passionate about helping others in their pursuit of a more mindful existence.