I love a good nap.
Friends have teased me because even on vacation I’d rather take a quiet little nap than snorkel or zip-line.
Hey, I live right near SIESTA KEY and doesn’t that very name evoke images of umbrellas, straw hats tilted over your face, and the ease of island time that moves ever more slowly than real life?
Siestas are a lovely comma in the sentence of a long day.
I don’t indulge as often as I’d like. Why is that when I’m sick as a dog I finally give myself permission to recline and unwind?
No, naps shouldn’t just be for sick days.
How about sick and tired days? They’re not a legitimate reason to call out of work, but when your body, mind, soul, and spirit are all saying “phooey!” – that’s a great time to nap.
I realize it’s not always convenient to snooze midday. But I’ve even found that sitting in a car for 15 minutes with my eyes closed is enough of a “Calgon, take me away” moment.
Meditation isn’t a nap, but it IS an intentional unplug. A siesta, of sorts. I put spa music on and listen to the sound of the fan whirring overhead.
My point in writing this is because INSPIRATION was our word these past two weeks, and for the most part, I’ve felt like I’m walking through quicksand.
Whether it’s the position of the moon, hormones, juggling a myriad of responsibilities or being plain dog tired, my get up and go got up and went.
And with it, so did my inspiration.
I’ve had a serious case of the blahs, despite having a wonderful boyfriend, a great job, beautiful friends and family, my health…blah, blah, blah.
I know! I know to count my blessings! I have used every tool in my toolbox to stoke the flames of inspiration.
But all I want is a nap.
So nap I shall! And I won’t feel guilty about it.
And neither should you.
Life is a series of ebbs and flows, highs and lows. Let’s not take the lows too seriously. These, too, shall pass.
The tide will go high again, and you’ll ride that wave. Until then? Take the path of least resistance.
Which could be…a nap!
Yep, confirmation that you should listen to your inner being and do what delights you!
Have a beautiful couple of weeks, friends.