Working hard is the most important ingredient for success? Pick up any self-help book and it comes with many examples where working hard is the key to success.
But what about working smartly? Now you roll your eyes “Sure, lets work smart not hard”. Before bouncing off the page, let’s reflect in our last 2-3 days time interval where we were at our best in productivity. At least once in a day (Or given interval) we are at our mind mojo, at our best and performing like a smooth oiled engine.
So how can we repeat this mojo? Will this not be doubling, tripling our performance and hence working smart.
Enter Naps or Sleep lightly or briefly, especially during the day. It’s like dividing your day into 2-3 days by taking sleep breaks. Winston Churchill used to do this. Most of our leaders & artists use this as a tool to be at their bests.
Yes, it sounds weird, to take a sudden Nap and think of it as wasting time but the returns are tremendous. Imagine after every Nap you have your mojo and getting a shot of productivity boosts.
So next time if you feel sleepy in office or meeting go ahead and take a power nap to give boosts to your productivity.
Let me know if you tried this in comments below.