Thursday, April 12, 2012

Take the Nap challenge 16 April to 11 May 2012

Nap Challenge

Workplace Nap Challenge
work smarter, not harder
Monday April 16th to Friday May 11th, 2012 Bellingen

No matter what your profession, personal sustainability is essential to your livelihood.
So why not try the powernap as a potent source of ‘renewable energy’
and a proven performance enhancing practice?

The Challenge:  Powernap (i.e for up to 25 minutes) TWICE A WEEK for 3 WEEKS
at the Nap Zzone, St Andrews Church, Hyde Street or in a space that suits you.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t sleep. You just need to stop, lie down and take a break.

Why?  Research shows that a nap as brief as 10 minutes can:
Alleviate tiredness and increase alertness
Improve mood and concentration
Reduce workplace errors and accidents.
Evidence-base aside … the mini-siesta offers sweet relief from being “on” all the time. 
Participating in the challenge is an opportunity to:
·       train yourself in the habit of taking a brief energy-boosting  break during your working day, rather than simply pushing on despite fatigue, or relying on artificial stimulation to get you through the afternoon
·        help re-shape our Western work culture into one that recognises the mini-siesta as a smart and socially acceptable practice. 
Choose 3 weeks within the designated month for your challenge, then contact Thea O’Connor to sign up and for further details., 0412 190 860. FEE: $4 (for starter nap kit)
The Nap Zzzone at Still Point, St Andrews is a collaboration between Transition Bellingen and the Uniting Church in support of human beings (versus human doings). The Bellingen Chamber of Commerce supports NapNow! as a sustainable and tangible benefit for business owners, managers and staff. Transition Bellingen supports NapNow! as part of a larger social movement building community resilience and exploring sustainable ways of living now, and in the future.  

NAPNOW is a cultural change movement designed to normalise the mini-siesta in our work culture