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The Nappuccino

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

I thought naps were for the undisciplined until I read “The Power of Full Engagement” by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. They extol the virtues of power napping to be more fully engaged in your work “post nap”.

Some folks live for that afternoon 20 minute nap. I know not everybody’s work schedule allows for a 20 minute break, but if there are days you are working from home or a weekend day you feel like you could use a nap, you might try a Nappuccino.

In Daniel Pink’s bestselling book entitled When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing”, he explains the Nappuccino. Once you determine what time of day you start to become drowsy, drink a cup of coffee, then nap for 20 minutes. At that 20 minute mark the caffeine will kick in. When you arise, you will be refreshed and ready to get back to your work. You feel more awake and energized from both a nap and a little caffeine.

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