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The answer to the afternoon brick wall

April 17, 2010

I have never had a full-time 9 – 5 job. During summers, I always worked nights bartending or serving, so I would wake up between noon and 1, lazily get ready, then head out to work.

I will be working 8 – 4 every weekday for the next four months, and this terrifies me a little bit. I am one of those people who cannot for the life of me go to sleep early. No matter if I have to wake up at four in the morning, my body just doesn’t go to sleep at a reasonable hour. Because of this, I have always relied on naps to get me through my days. 

I was searching the Internet for tips on how to handle the full-time day job, and I found a great site for those who, like me, need their afternoon naps.

The answer? No need to nap, just meditate!

The author of the website, found here,  says that 10 to 20 minutes of meditation is all it takes to feel refreshed when you hit that afternoon brick wall.

The author also says to stretch your legs for 30 seconds before your meditation, then lean back in your chair, close your eyes, deep breathly, and ignore the noises around you. 

I can’t wait to try this technique during my lunch hour! I would recommend setting the alarm on your phone just in case you get a little too relaxed…

Happy meditating everyone!

– Maya

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