Self-Designed Exhibit #1 😴 Naps 😈

Objective: To determine the effects of a mid-day nap on my overall productiveness during my "work period".

Background...

Sooooooooo, I am a procrastinator. I really do not mean to be one, but sometimes it just feels as though I cannot help but procrastinate unintentionally. It is a vicious cycle, but I'm managing my way through to change. Everyday, my homework gets done between the hours of 8:00pm-2:00am. Usually, I am able to have all I need to be done done by the time 2am hits, but there are special occasions when a particularly difficult AutoCAD assignment has me up until the submission deadline of 7am. Because of my staying up late to complete assignments, I feel as though I am in this state of perpetual sleepiness. I am not one to miss the events of daylight, though, so most days it is virtually impossible for me to fall asleep during the day given that I don't like wasting my time with closed eye-lids. Nevertheless, I felt as though naps would be beneficial to my productivity...

Application...

It just so happens that the Monday I started my time management plan, I ended up unintentionally falling asleep after physics lab. When I went to do my work that night, I noticed that I was not so groggy and my head was clear enough to get my work done before my usual time of 2am! So, I decided to take naps again on Wednesday and Fridays after lunch. Each time, when I went to do my work after waking up, I completed in a more efficient amount of time than I would have had I not taken a nap.

Results & Reflection...

From here I planned to take naps every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Of course that plan did not work given other academic obligations and such, but I do take naps whenever the urge hits and I always feel better after. Overall, I've noticed not only an improvement in my level of productivity during my work period, but also an improvement in my mood given that I'm getting so much rest!

Looking back, I'm glad I stumbled upon these great things called naps that I have been missing out on for so many years! I recommend that everyone try it!

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