Take a Power Nap
When your eyelids feel heavy, your shoulders are drooping, or you find yourself yawning in the middle of a telephone call, it's time to surrender!
- Lock your door, take the phone off the hook, set your watch (or computer alarm) for ten minutes, and let your next task wait.
- Put your head down on your desk (like in kindergarten), sit in a chair with your feet propped up, stretch out on a rug, or curl up on a sofa (if you're lucky enough to have one nearby).
- Close your eyes, take a few deep, slow breaths, and rest just as if you were out in a hammock on a Sunday afternoon, taking a good old-fashioned, lazy-days-of-summer nap.
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A series of "quick-lifts" excerpted from Recharge in Minutes, ©2003, by Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D.