When we talk about normalising napping in the workplace, you’d be right in thinking we work with clients to educate staff and create desirable Nap Rooms in their office spaces. However, when a client says: “Our people don’t work in offices, they work pretty random shifts either behind a bar or in a restaurant kitchen, can you help?”, we have to ake a different approach.
Engagement consultancy Everyday People threw out this challenge to us as part of a ‘Minds Matter’ event held in London earlier this month for the drinks industry charity, The Benevolent. An enlightened organisation, part of The Benevolent’s mission is to provide practical advice to employees in the drinks industry to lead healthy lives despite long hours and demanding working conditions.
ProNappers delivered a Masterclass to encourage staff to incorporate napping into their day as part of their personal wellbeing routine. Part of a day long programme, funded by The Benevolent, delegates were given insight, information and practical approaches to self-care to maintain positive mental health with good sleep hygiene and napping as its cornerstone.
We met a wonderful bunch of people; all passionate about helping other people have a great evening out but sometimes at the expense of their own health and wellbeing. Luckily the attendees were a young cohort, so hopefully educating younger members of the hospitality industry will start to create a groundswell from the roots up. It is also exciting to see movements such as FairKitchens tackle the same problem from a top down approach as we both share the view that healthy high performance should be the cultural norm not the exception.
Thank you to Everyday People for bringing us into the fold and we look forward to supporting The Benevolent as we roll out the napping message across the country next year. As we all say, Self-care isn’t selfish!
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