Stress Management Tip: Power naps

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With the holiday’s coming up, stress often increases. We tend to have more stressful situations during these months, whether from being with family or having more to do or any number of other reasons.

Sometimes we just need a break from whatever we are doing. Recently someone explained to me how to do a power nap. It’s amazing how they help me to get refreshed to be ready to get back to work.

For a power nap:

  • Set your alarm for 20 minutes.
  • Put something over your eyes to block out all light, or be in a dark room.
  • Lay down in a comfortable position.
  • Breathe deep.
  • The only thing to focus on is on your breathing. Just let your mind rest.
  • You don’t have to fall asleep for it to help you.
  • When the alarm goes off, get up and go out into the bright sun (or other brightly lighted areas) for 15-20 minutes. I like to take a walk outside, if the weather isn’t too bad (my definition of “not too bad” is, if it’s not raining or snowing and it is above 25degrees!)

Try this tip this week and see what you think. I’d love to hear how this or other of the tips are working for you.

Click here to learn more about how to manage your stress.

Dwan Bent Twyford, author of How to Sell a House When it is Worth Less Than You Owe says, “All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go: Solutions to De-stressing Your Life and Recovering Your Sanity is an incredible book especially for today’s world. Gaylyn and Ken teach you practical techniques that anyone can use to learn how to manage stress, to relax, and to enjoy life again.”