My shift at work runs from 7am to 3pm, which other than that first 20min where I am trying to drag my butt out of bed I love. I get my day over with, work during the busiest time and can still make a matinee at the movie theatre.
My one dilemma everyday is whether I should nap or not, is there more important things I could be doing. Do grownups have a nap everyday, or do they use their time more productively. I'm not going to lie I spend a good part of my day thinking about the nap I could have after work. I mean what is there really to do between 3:45 and 5pm. Sure I could watch Oprah, but I wouldn't consider that productive.
In searching the benefits of napping on CNN.com I came across this article: Napping, a love story and realized I came across a kindred spirit. I love to nap, crawling under the sheets with the windows open and the sun on my face at 3:45pm makes me elated with joy. They tend to be the best sleep ever, the most relaxing and rewarding. They make my life feel luxurious, like I am the lady of leisure I believe I am meant to be.
Sure in my quick research I cam across some great benefits of napping, mostly for the 20min nap which I feel is a tease. What I loved about this article is how she felt about napping, and how it echoed my own true, deep down feelings.
Do I think I need to nap everyday, no... But I am no longer going to feel guilty for having one and it being the most joyful part of my day.
Hope your sleeps are as restful as mine are going to be.