I hate new studies. I read about them all the time. “New study finds nice people are secretly mean!” “New study finds married people die younger!” “New study finds you suck!”
You know what I’m talking about. So I really hated reading about this new study, which finds that type-A multitaskers who work overtime to solve problems are more stressed out than slackers who decide to take a nap when the going gets tough. To add insult to injury: People who seek out others for emotional support are more stressed than those who keep it to themselves. Seriously???
I can’t handle my husband, the introverted champion napper, being right about one more thing. So what if I multitask until my body aches and my soul cries out for mercy? So what if “napping” to me means lying awake, staring at the ceiling and making mental to-do lists? Things have to get done, and someone’s got to do them.
And you know what? I’m still the life of the party (see above). Take that, new study.