I’ve never been someone who 😴 napped. Once I’m up, I’m up. I keep moving until 🛏 bedtime, maybe adding ☕️ caffeine along the way to help my cause. If I ever took a nap, it meant I had a 🤒 fever. Other than that, naps felt like a waste of time. There weren’t enough ☀️ 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?🤪 That was the only time I could get anything done without stopping every two seconds. 🙌 Sleep when they slept. 😂 Great theory. Horrible in practice, for me anyway.
I never understood people who took naps.🤷🏻♀️ 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. 🥳 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 ☕️ cups of coffee. Instead, my first choice would be to 👟exercise 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 💡lights for a few moments. Why fight it? Your body knows what it needs, so listen to it. 💖