Last week I was on vacation. I go to Pinecrest every year and stay at the cabin my great grandpa built 80 years ago. It’s a special place where life quiets and slows down. It’s the only place where I can very easily turn off the internet.
It’s also a wonderful place to nap.
Naps are the most underrated adult activity. My days as a parent now revolve around nap schedules. Meals, errands, and playtime are timed by the nap.
Why is napping only a province for toddlers? I hearby beckon the return of the nap!
Benefits are many:
- Stay up later to get that extra reading or writing done
- Sleep better when you decide to sleep for the night
- Have a high energy afternoon, in which you’re happier and eat less
- All the other regular benefits of sleep
Napping at work is a taboo. The mid afternoon doldrums hit and instead of napping, I go for a walk, often to get a coffee. Napping for 30 mins would yield better results, but I can’t nap while my colleagues work.
So I’ll have to wait until my office days are over. Then I’ll nap the same time my kids do, and it will be glorious.