A little sleepy? Start at your desk!

Have I given you anything yet for Christmas, or maybe to celebrate the New Year? Well, I have now. Consider this part of the Exkalibur Stimulus Package for 2010.

I don’t know about you but there are occasions … and they seem to be increasing in my case … when I feel a nap coming on … yes, during the business day, around 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. if you have to ask. Traditionally, there’s nothing we can do about it, hang in there, head for the coffee pot, slip out early, frog around on the web … something other than work. Of course, if you’re an independent practitioner of some type, there are other alternatives …. like taking that nap! (Hmmm … have I ever done that? Of course not … not!)

What most of us have learned, however, is that a short nap, even in mid-afternoon, can be remarkably stimulating and give us a second wind. So, consider it my 2010 gift to you that you can read this recent article from the Harvard Business Review, The Simplest Way to Reboot Your Brain, and share it with your boss. Boosting memory, learning and mental acuity at the same time? How much is that worth?

You have your marching orders. Now, get that NoDoz out of here! Really!

Can I check back with you in, say, 30 minutes or so?

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