Modern life is hectic. With the constant demands on us—busy schedules, and outside (or inside) pressure to do more, achieve more, and push ourselves harder—it’s unsurprising that more and more of us find it difficult to switch off.
Napping is one of the most important things we can do for our energy, productivity, and well-being. But the act of laying down to rest can seem like too big of an ask.
I’m here to change your mind.
If you don’t give your brain the basic tools it needs, doing anything else becomes exceedingly difficult.
If I was to say there was a side-effect-free way of boosting your productivity by 50%, improve your mood to the extent that it matches the impact of an antidepressant for treatment of mild to moderate depression, and create the optimal conditions for your brain to thrive, you’d want to know what that drug was called.
It’s really very simple: take a daily nap.