Quote about sleep

Micro naps to be a better human

May 14, 20231 min read

Last week I was at All Energy, the largest renewable energy show in the UK. While there is remarkable technology, which I admire from the engineering perspective, the most precious renewable energy is our own life force.

Without it none of the innovations and technologies presented would have come into being.

On of the most inspiring and heartfelt conversations I had during the show was in fact about how working from home has enabled a whole new way of working including naps and nature walks to reconnect with one’s body to stay sharp mentally.

I take 2-3 naps a day. I literally feel my short term memory empty. I feel my stomach relax. I feel my eyes soften. Sometimes even my whole body tremors to release stress switching back into a more parasympathetic nervous system state, the state of relaxed awareness that makes great ideas flow.

We are in the information age where clear intentions and breakthrough ideas shape industries while still most of the business world operates with models of the industrial age, tracking time instead of results. To me this values effort over outcome and limits the creativity inherent in the human spirit.

I have a spot my couch, tug myself in with my blanket, a pillow under my ankles. It’s amazing how my body now associates this spot with deep relaxation.

It’s building a habit. And it creates magic every time.

The quote is from „Why We Sleep“ by Matthew Walker. I read this book years ago and it has influenced much of my experimentation around different sleep and nap patterns.

Quote about sleep

Bio-inspired renewable energy engineer | Design Thinker and bio-feedback enthusiast for flow, self-actualisation and peak experiences

Tobias Hofmeister

Bio-inspired renewable energy engineer | Design Thinker and bio-feedback enthusiast for flow, self-actualisation and peak experiences

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I am a certified HRV and peak experience coach. I use bio-feedback technology, in particular heart rate variability (HRV), to enable people to find their flow states, regain health and live peak experience lives. A background in sustainable energy engineering coupled with a passion for spiritual modalities and energy in a broader context has led me to an approach that merges cognitive understanding with embodied experiences. I practices Buddhism and have presented my research globally, among others at MIT in Boston and the DRS conference on Future-focussed thinking.

When I look at the world I see unique connections between people, places and ideas. To me the world is an interconnected, holistic system - the oneness of self and environment.

Over the years and have met thousands of people in heart to heart dialogues when travelling over 50 countries, earning degrees from four universities, publishing a dozen academic papers, presenting my research at international conferences and working for world leading sustainability and digital research organisations.

I have been a contributor to House of Beautiful Business, Mindvalley, Evercoach and other initiatives cultivating new ways of working, fostering entrepreneurial mindsets and creating work cultures and environments that celebrate the whole human being. I view business as a vehicle for self-actualisation and believe that when done from a place of love and compassion that it holds the potential for healing our world.

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