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When work’s just plain crazy, guess what’s the best thing to do when there’s simply too much to do for the day?

Yep, you stop working and go home to rest, and then continue tomorrow — what, you weren’t expecting an answer like “continue working and burn the midnight oil” did you?

No, I’m not advocating running away but rather a smarter way to solve or finish them. When one’s tired, mentally and physically, any work that’s done in such a state is just sloppy and more accurate than David Ngog’s scoring touch, the unintended mistakes will start accumulating.

It’s true, a tired mind simply isn’t as alert and reactive as a fresh, eager mind so next time that you have too much to do, take a break have a kit kat and just go take a rest, as much as you have to, and continue back when you’re done.

I’ll personally vouch for this advice I’m giving (or otherwise I shouldn’t be giving advices right???) and myself, I’ve felt the ‘resurrection’ everytime I take a power nap, a short but purposeful nap to give yourself a quick energy boost. If you’ve heard of polyphasic sleep, well no this is not it.

I remember back during my Primary School days, whenever there was extra classes in the afternoon, our teacher would make us sleep, close our eyes and be devoid of any activity, and simply rest, before beginning her afternoon lessons.

When it’s time to wake up, everyone would moan, but minutes after that, almost none would feel sleepy and tired during lesson and in my case, I’ve to thank her, my teacher, Mrs chia, for introducing me to power naps.

Even in my Secondary School, we took power naps after lunch. It sure helps us to focus greatly later on, now that’s studying smart.

Working smart is no different either — take a break if you think you need one, and who cares if the job’s on hold, as long as you’re able to meet its deadline right?

Take a rest if you think you’re going to have to go on for a long time.

And *drum rolls* take a good sleep if there’s just too much wor for you to complete tonight. Continue tomorrow, and work smart.

Work never really ends or gets finished anyway, so do your body a favour and work smart.

Then sometimes, when you’re tired from slugging it out at work, when your bike’s at the workshop cos the engine failed on you that morning, and when the taxi ride home made its claim for a pole position in the Singapore GP, you’ll realise just how lovingly cats are, as they greet you at the door, sleepy eyed and yawning at the same time brushing against your legs and purring away.

Awwww, I’m so lucky to have these 2 cats welcome me home when everyone else in the family are snoring away.

But why do I have a hunch that my cats are nudging me for a quick treat and a back rub at 1.30am in the morning?

I suppose cats do know how to work smart too. ; )