Nap, the Great Energizer

by Larry

00000 n-for-napI am currently reading the book Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott. It is a book about not only about writing but about life. I can’t exactly read a book about writing and not actually write something. It would be like Ronaldo getting paid millions of dollars to read about how to improve his soccer game and never take to the field. Yes, I have been wrapped up in the World Cup hype and for those people who say it is boring, they can just go watch some golf and leave me alone.

If you can believe it, I have actually chosen to write about naps. At face value, they seem like a short rejuvenation at best and a complete waste of time at worst. But if you scratch and dig your way into the depths of the ground you are likely to find a pearl inside the dirty nap shell. There is a reason that most of Europe takes time after lunch to nap before heading back to the office. It’s the productivity stupid. There is a reason that after a short 20 minute snooze you feel like a completely new person ready to tackle the world. It’s the Vitamin C Power in the phrase Power Nap!

A nap truly is the Energizer bunny on crack. Ok, don’t get so technical as I am not talking about the nap itself. I am talking about the sweet juicy center that oozes upon waking. Next time you get awakened abruptly when you are having a nice little snooze, tell the distraction to go away and leave you alone. If they want energy from you, they will allow you to nap and refuel.

With that, I am off to take another nap.