30-45 Minute Nap or 30-45 Minutes of Meditation

Taras (@painfulfart) 9 years, 7 months ago

I work as an IT specialist and in the evening time its very very slow. So ill always wonder off, find an empty room and debate whether i should meditate or nap. Which do you prefer or which makes you feel better?

June 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm
TheGiantSquid (1,100) (@thegiantsquid) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

@painfulfart, well I would say that depends on how you are feeling, if you are feeling sleepy you should take a nap, if not you should meditate.

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TheGiantSquid (1,100) (@thegiantsquid) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

or you could try to divide the time up and do both.

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Nick (195) (@nickc2007) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

Naps always leave me feeling groggy, meditation sets me up nicely. I know which I’d pick, but why not just choose each day?

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Taras (534) (@painfulfart) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

i ment to ask like which one makes you feel better in a neutral state.. just for the sole
purpose of clearing your mind

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Taras (534) (@painfulfart) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

@nickc2007 i do choose both everyday but what im wondering is what people prefer to do as a way to refresh themselves mid-day

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

If I was working regularly the whole day, I’d have to choose some kind of really good mental break, instead of a nap. I’d prefer to be away from electrical stuff. Wondering how you meditate when you are an IT specialist.

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Alicia Lee (146) (@aliwine) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

Naps shouldn’t exceed 20mins since after that time you can go into REM sleep and when that sleep cycle is disturbed it throws your whole system off balance. Think of it as stopping a defrag on your computer right in the middle!
Go for the 30-45 min of meditation. Or maybe 10-15 min of meditation and then a nap or visa versa. That way you get the best of both worlds! =]

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Cody (472) (@versai) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

I’d nap; especially if I had the time to fall into REM. Usually a quick nap can be a lot of fun lucidly floating around my thoughts. If I let go completely then i get woken up by my timer feeling refreshed. I don’t have anything worth focusing on though. I would perhaps meditate if there was something I was supposed to be working out or concentrating on that day.

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