Zzzzzz ... uh? Yes, I'm at work!

Posted on February 18, 2007

Sitting in front of a computer all day (not to be confused with Otis Redding's "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay") isn't that glamorous. In fact, it's pretty easy to relax, lose focus on what you are typing slightly, hIT teh wrogn keys, and ... er, what was I saying?

Oh yes, the issue of people falling asleep at their cubes. Wouldn't it be nice to have nap time? At least in New Jersey, bosses aren't enamored with the notion of providing beds for employees.

Researchers on the subject claim that naps may help reduce daily stress. While I won't argue with that, there are other ways to reduce sleep. For instance, what if people just got a little more sleep at night?

Personally, I like to go to the gym at lunchtime. Sure, it might make me sleepier at the end of my shift, but the benefits far outweigh that minor item. I feel more refreshed, less stressed and have the ability to break up the monotony of my day. Then I can get something accomplished while I'm at work, instead of just watchin' the time go away.