Finallly, the last day of the A-Z Blogging Challenge is upon us. If you haven't fallen asleep yet with my Daily Affirmations for Intentional Living, let's give you a little nudge, and talk about getting some Zzzs on our final day. ("You're getting very sleeeeeepy...")
"But I don't wanna take a nap," I must have said hundreds of time during childhood.
"I'd like to take a nap, but I'm just not much of a napper," I must have said just as many times during adulthood.
Insomnia and I have been bedfellows for decades. Falling asleep at bedtime, which is any time after 7:30 p.m., is a cake walk for me. Staying asleep has been an elusive quest most of my life, it seems.
Enter retirement, combined with my lifelong history of brief sleep patterns, and suddenly, I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat, any time of day. Sleeping past three in the morning is still a challenge, but these daytime naps are wonderful.
There is something very delicious about sleeping while there is daylight. I am learning there is something to be gained from slowing my pace enough to rest. It is also very reassuring when I wake up anytime after 3;00, knowing a restorative nap will be on my agenda later in the day.
My mom always told me, rest is as good as sleep, so even if you can't shut down all the way, there are still benefits to closing your eyes and lying down. If you are a napper, you know exactly what I mean, and if you are like I was, maybe you still have this little life lesson to look forward to.
Before I go, I just have to share a few of the "inspirational quotes" on napping I found on Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Maybe they'll be just the inspiration you need to take a nap today.
FAMOUS INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES TAKE NAPS.
BY PATRICIA ROBINSON
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“Dream as if you’ll live forever; live as if you’ll nap today.”
“Nap like no one is listening. Nap like you’ve never been hurt. Nap like nobody is watching.”
“Do one nap every day that scares you.”
“Be the nap you wish to see in the world.”
“Every girl is napping. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.”
“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other is napping.”
“To the world you might just be anyone, but to one person you’re napping.”
“Never frown because you never know who is falling asleep to your smile.”
“When life gives you lemons, take a nap.”
“Everything happens for a nap.”
“Shoot for the moon, and even if you miss you’ll take a nap.”
“What doesn’t kill you makes you nap.”