I’m sure there are many of you out there who don’t get the opportunity to take naps. Even though I can find time on most days to do it….. I don’t always take a nap….. but on days when I need it…. I’m awfully grateful I can!
Being an empty nester makes napping a bit easier I suppose. No children around to take care of or put down for a nap first. And yet, young Mothers are the ones that need naps the most…. and seldom seem to get them! My nap days are usually on the days that I work in the temple. Depending on what time we have to be there, we get up by 4 or 5 am in the morning.
Now if you are a morning person, that probably doesn’t seem like a big deal to you….. but when you are a night owl like me….. it’s a big deal! There are some days that I have so much going on that I can’t take a nap on temple days….. or days when my mind is racing and I’m doing other things and when I finally decide I want to nap…. it’s too late to take one! But… on normal temple days, we come home, fix a nice salad or sandwich for lunch, catch up on the computer and then usually take a nap. From what I’ve read…. apparently naps are a good thing…. particularly power naps. Here’s something from off of about.com: “Mid-day sleep, or a ‘power nap’, means more patience, less stress, better reaction time, increased learning, more efficiency and better health.”
So there you have it! No more feeling guilty for napping….. anybody!! It’s OK to take them! I’m pretty sure mine won’t stop anytime soon….. Oh yes…. then there’s that Sunday nap…. sleepy anyone?
I am Grateful! How are you?