After a nap
Do you feel you are not as productive as you could be during the day?
Do you struggle to focus and complete tasks efficiently?
Do you feel your breaks are not as energising as you would like them to be?
If so, it might be time to consider taking a nap.
Yes, you read that right - a nap
The future of work includes napping
Despite the stigma surrounding napping, research has shown that taking a quick snooze can have numerous benefits for both mental and physical health.
In the United Kingdom, napping has gained popularity in recent years, with many individuals recognising its value in improving productivity and reducing stress.
According to a study conducted, 80% of millennials admitted to taking naps at work and reported they felt more alert and focused afterwards. A study by the University of London has found that the brains of people who nap often were 5 cubic centimetres larger. This is the equivalent to delaying ageing in the brain by around three to six years!
So why do so many people still view napping as a sign of laziness or unproductivity?
One reason could be the cultural emphasis on constant productivity and overworking. Many individuals feel guilty about taking a break during the workday, even if it means they will be more productive and in a better mood afterwards.
Naps are great for our wellbeing
Naps are great for our mental wellbeing, they also improve our mood, and physical health. They boost energy, speed up decision-making processes, and lessen daytime fatigue.
They ease tension and aid in mood regulation, lowering anxiety and depressive symptoms while promoting relaxation. They improve abilities to solve problems, work efficiently, innovatively, and a multitude of other cognitive functions.
At Rest Space, we empathise with those who have come to realise that pushing through the day is not the path to success. The problem is that 88% of people have told us they have nowhere to rest at work. Rest is not just a personal necessity but a fundamental component of success.
Creating a space to rest at work
A private and comfortable environment is needed for individuals to take a nap or engage in mindfulness practises during the workday. By offering a physical space for rest and rejuvenation, Rest Space is working to combat the mental barriers that prevent people from prioritising their health and well-being.
Creating a culture of rest at work
Alongside this, we help organisations embrace a new paradigm—one that prioritises well-being and nurtures productivity through our engagement program. Providing resources and guidance on the importance of sleep and rest.
Helping educate individuals on the benefits of napping and helping them prioritise rest in their daily routines, Rest Space is working to create a culture that values not only productivity but also self-care and mental health.
So the next time you find yourself feeling tired and unproductive, don't hesitate to take a nap in a rest space.
Your body and mind will thank you for it.
And if you want your teams to have an extra tool to take care of their wellbeing, get in touch.