Why Do I Love to Nap?

Why Do I Love to Nap?

The Zeep from “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.”

I can nap in my car, I can nap with my cat, I nap nap nap so I won’t snap.  Naps are good, naps are fun, naps are cool, and everyone should join.  
In case you haven’t guessed it, I LOVE NAPPING.  If I could make money off sleeping, I would be filthy rich by now!  I have always been a morning person, and I go to bed at a decent time every night.  My sleeping schedule has been a habit that was ingrained in me since I was very young.  Even though I get plenty of sleep, for the most part, I still love a good nap, in the middle of my day or right after coming back from work.  
A good wink of the eyes recharges my batteries and helps me to continue with my day.  Often time I am drained after coming back home from work, or I know that it’s going to be a tough day ahead of me, so I take a power nap either right after work or on my lunch break.
But my power naps are not any ol’ power naps.  Oh no, no, no, I meditate.  I turn on my words of affirmation recording on my phone, and I listen to it while I nap.  I start off with deep breaths, listening to the recording, then eventually I go into la-la land for a few more minutes and by the time the recording is stopped my alarm goes off to alert me that it has been 20 minutes, and I need to get up.

I don’t know who had the bright idea to stop nap time after kindergarten.  That was a bad decision; I think we all need a nap break in the middle of the day to regain energy and be more productive.  Siesta anyone?  I am pretty sure there’s probably a super forward thinking company that have some type of relaxation rooms in their building where people can nap and feel recharged.  If they don’t, they should.  Running on empty is not a good feeling and depending on energy drinks just creates a bad dependency habit and is not good for the heart.
Don’t get me wrong; I’ve drunk plenty of RedBulls to get me through a day, or when I stayed up later than I should, to start the new day but it is not something that I ever want to make a habit.  A few years ago I started getting headaches when I missed coffee time in the mornings, so I had to switch my morning drink to tea with a lower caffeine intake to stop the headaches.
I tell you, it Is nothing like going into my car, turning on the AC or heater depending on the weather and bringing my seat all the way down and closing my eyes.  Is the best feeling ever! I am like a new person when I come back in.  Much more rested, calm, more focused and perked up.
As I am writing this, I am getting sleepy thinking about napping….


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