After an intense scientific investigation, (in the comfort of my own home) I accidentally (on purpose) stumbled upon a break through hypothesis. The theory: WEARING PAJAMAS INCREASES OUR IQ’S!! Let’s just call it the PJ Theory.
My PJ experiment began innocently enough when I received an email that said, “How Old is Your Brain?”It is a test that shows a series of numbers that flash up in a circle for half a second and then disappear. The goal is to try to click on the empty circles remembering the order of the numbers from smallest to largest. Out of natural curiosity, I immediately tried it. Make note: It was the middle of the day. I was fully clothed with a pressing “to do” list on my mind. I, however, felt that finding out the age of my brain took precedence.
The results: My brain was my exact age! (go figure) Hmmm — Why, then, was I ever-so-slightly offended? I yearned to take the challenge once more just to prove that my brain was actually the “spring chicken” I knew it wanted to be. So, that night, after putting on my pajamas and disassociating from daily responsibilities and concerns, (in other words, complete “chillin’ out mode”)
I tried once again. The incredulous results: My brain while wearing PJ’s= 25 years old!! (that was half my age plus 2 years'”you do the math) I tried it the same way the next day, and the next and the next — always with the same higher brain age during the day while wearing clothes, but dipping into those beautiful lower numbers, hence a sharper mind, while wearing PJ’s.
My conclusion is that PJ’s should replace business suits in the work place to foster more productive work. Cushy bedroom shoes could quite possibly increase your work integrity, as well. Bathrobes would not be allowed though because of that confining belt-thing that could lower intelligence. Doctors seem to already have complete understanding of the “pajama theory,” based on those comfy scrubs.
In actuality, I already had great respect for PJ’s and their accompanying benefits, even before realizing their power of upgrading our intelligence level. As a gift to myself, I established a steadfast rule many years ago for self-preservation’s sake. I never do the dishes or the wash while wearing my pajamas. The reason: Whenever my pajamas are on, it is my personal signal that my work day is over and, therefore, relaxation naturally begins.
I implemented the PJ Theory after my second son’s birth twenty years ago. He much preferred being awake over snoozing. I was up with him around six times per night. My fatigued body was on automatic pilot, as I plodded my way through each day while my mind was vacationing in the Bahamas. Luckily, I stumbled (literally) across a copy of Dale Carnegie’s, How To Stop Worrying and Start Living. Through blurry double vision, I read a helpful chapter on how to keep your energy high. I devoured it in search of a solution. His simple suggestion was to “Rest often. Rest before you get tired.” It is a necessary opportunity to allow your body to repair. And that is how the initial PJ Theory began.
My son did learn to sleep through the night — eventually. My PJ Theory has served me well and my stored up energy has helped me through other “life circumstances” that required a more elevated IQ level.
Now let me go put on my PJ’s and lull my youthful 25 year old brain to sleep so I can manage being 52 all day tomorrow. I guess I’ll have to wear those darn clothes again. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz