Today is the day I go to the office for a few hours each week. Not a whole day, but long enough for me to need a rest break.
I checked out the first aid room – fail. Firstly, it felt like a prison cell. It is in a long narrow room with bright glaring overhead lights, or complete blackness. Secondly, it was grotty. There was a grimy pillow, mattress with no sheet and some towels that looked like they needed to see a washing machine. Finally, it used to be photo developing room so not sure all those chemicals are good for me.
There are no couches in any private, or semi-private, areas or offices. Or even a comfortable chair where I could put my feet up in a quiet spot. My desk isn’t even a good shape for rolling out a yoga mat underneath and having a sleep. (I must admit doing that once or twice before I became ill, using my exercise clothes as a pillow, very restorative.)
Having ruled out the anywhere in the building today, I went back to my car and reclined the seat, shut my eyes…then the brass band started up. I don’t work at a military academy or high school so I hadn’t anticipated that one! With no noise-cancelling headphones to hand, I just shut my eyes and rested.
There are also the ones in tubes but that looks like sleeping in a stormwater drain.
I’m sure I’ve seen these in movies and they have them at NASA and Google.
How do you manage to rest when you go out? Do you need to nap when you are at work? Any suggestions for me?