Author: Yotam T ‘21
If you’re anything like me, after a long day of school and sports, you’ll go home and tell yourself you don’t have the energy to do homework. You’ll turn on your laptop and play some online videogame, binge that Netflix show with a name you cannot remember, or watch your favorite Youtuber’s newest vlog.
Instead, try a nap and see how it treats you. Naps are sacred and undervalued, and once you figure out your ideal amount of nap time, you will find yourself waking up with more energy, being less tired, and most importantly having the determination to finish all of your homework. Waking up from a nap is like a reset button on your day. It allows you to keep yourself in check, making sure you are getting what you need to get done within the small fragments of your day that are divided by your nap time. You will come to a point where you realize that napping is like the break between double periods that your mind needs so it can reorganize itself. So take a nap, see how it feels. It may be new and scary the first time, but it will grow on you to the extent where at 2:50, when school gets out, taking a nap will be the thing you look forward to doing most when you get home