I’ve never been someone who 😴 napped. Once I’m up, I’m up. I keep moving until πŸ› bedtime, maybe adding β˜•οΈ caffeine along the way to help my cause. If I ever took a nap, it meant I had a πŸ€’ fever. Other than that, naps felt like a waste of time. There weren’t enough β˜€οΈ daylight hours as it was. So I wasn’t going to waste any time sleeping during the day.

When my kids were young, my dad always told me to sleep when they slept. I know he meant well, but seriously?πŸ€ͺ That was the only time I could get anything done without stopping every two seconds. πŸ™Œ Sleep when they slept. πŸ˜‚ Great theory. Horrible in practice, for me anyway.

I never understood people who took naps.πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ On the rare occasion that I fell asleep during the day, I didn’t feel rested. I felt foggy and more tired than when I went to 😴 sleep. It didn’t work for me.

I think my biggest issue with naps was the idea of wasting ⏰ time. I started to appreciate rest breaks slowly during the lockdown portion of the pandemic. Time wasn’t as precious when I had hours and hours before me and little to nothing on my plate. Without the guilt factor, I started to enjoy lying down during the day. Even if I didn’t fall 😴 asleep, I closed my eyes for a bit.

Though I still have issues with taking long naps, I’ve learned that it’s the opposite of losing ⏰ time. Rest is necessary. Skimping on sleep isn’t healthy.

I get it now. πŸ₯³ You nap people were right! ⭐️

Now, if the day or week is getting the best of me, I try not to load up with extra β˜•οΈ cups of coffee. Instead, my first choice would be to πŸ‘Ÿexercise to boost my energy. But that doesn’t always do the trick. There are times when a 😴 nap is the best medicine. Grab the blanket and turn down the πŸ’‘lights for a few moments. Why fight it? Your body knows what it needs, so listen to it. πŸ’–

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