Naps are your friend.
Remember when you were 7 years old and Mom said it was time for you to take a nap? You couldn’t believe she meant this. I mean, I’m right in the middle of taking apart this bee hive in the backyard and she wants me to lie down for awhile. Sheesh.
Now, it’s like, who do I need to kill for a nap? Just for an hour. Who do you need whacked? I’m all in.
When you were a kid, naps took you away from learning about the world Now they are an escape from it. You had things to do back then. Play war, hide and seek, and my favorite, explore. Boys love to explore. Always wanting to find new things and make them their own. Now you want to sleep because there are so many things to do. Work, family, bills, kids, let me just lie down, will ya? Okay, maybe not that bad, but close. Raise your hand if you naps are your favorite thing. See? Half of you. The other half is below 30 years old. They just don’t know get it.
Life indeed changes. This is one of those ironic items that comes with aging. Why do you think elderly people are in bed at 7 p.m.? The next time somebody gives you a hard time about napping, tell them, “There have been many studies on the benefits of napping 20 to 30 minutes a day.” I say leave nothing to chance and go down for at least 2 hours. After all, God only gave me one body and I’m just looking after it the best way I know how.
Be kind to your body. Take a lot of naps. There is no penalty. Okay, maybe there is, but I don’t care.