Saturday, April 30, 2016

Z Is for Zzz...


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.”

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“Nap like no one is listening. Nap like you’ve never been hurt. Nap like nobody is watching.”

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“Do one nap every day that scares you.”

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“Be the nap you wish to see in the world.”

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“Every girl is napping. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.”
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“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other is napping.”

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“To the world you might just be anyone, but to one person you’re napping.”

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“Never frown because you never know who is falling asleep to your smile.”

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“When life gives you lemons, take a nap.”

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“Everything happens for a nap.”

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“Shoot for the moon, and even if you miss you’ll take a nap.”

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“What doesn’t kill you makes you nap.” 


12 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Denise, on finishing the A-Z. I have been inspired by your commitment to this challenge and have appreciated your thoughts. I laughed at your quotes today. I think I've heard some of those before, but, I have to say, I remember them differently... :-)

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    1. Whew! Done! Thank you for all of your encouragement. You are one awesome cheerleader!

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    1. From one insomniac (who can barely keep her eyes open after lunch but is awake half the night) to another - I hear you! Well done on finishing the challenge, and the quotes are hilarious. xxx

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    3. Blogger doesn't approve of readers EDITING anything. LOL. Thanks for your support, Valerie! It means a lot.

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  3. Congratulations on completing the challenge!
    @ScarlettBraden from
    Frankly Scarlett

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  4. I tricked my daughter into her naps by telling her she didn't have to sleep but she had to close her eyes for a few minutes. Worked every time! Congrats on completing the challenge. Much enjoyed your posts.

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    1. We moms have to be tricky. I wish I had known that trick for my own kids. Thanks for your support. I have loved laughing with you at Writer Up.

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  5. Congratulations other Denise! I enjoyed your posts this month and look forward to a nap tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you! I'm already looking forward to my nap this afternoon, and it's only 7 a.m. here.

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