I think that there are two types of people out there, those who nap and those who don’t. I am a napper. In fact, I schedule time in my day for a 5-15 min nap. I’ve done this my whole life. I can remember as a teenager perfecting the art of going to sleep. I can put myself to sleep in less than a minute…. that is TALENT if I do say so. I inherited it from my father who is also a napper. I’m also an early to bed-early to rise kinda girl. To bed by 930, and asleep by 1030 at the latest and up at 6:00. Even if I had a late night and get to bed well past midnight (which is a chore for me) I am awake at 6 am. But the best part about it is….. I look forward to my nap. As an active teen I would come home from school, nap, eat and then go to volleyball, homework, bed for the night. Into college it didn’t change much, my dorm roomie could attest for that. My high school friends could attest to me and my love for sleep, there’s even a documented picture or two of me so exhausted and needing to get away from the giggles that I slept in the bathtub desperate for sleep. My mother can attest for this as well as any member of my family. I’m sure all you moms out there can understand me when I say our children would not have survived throughout the day should we not get our naps in. Nap time is sacred time. It doesn’t have to be a long time but its sacred time for us moms. To this day, between clients around 2-3 pm I would let the girls know I’m going for a nap and lock myself in the tanning booth and sleep for 15 minutes. I KNOW there’s other trainers out there who can join me on this and we have even arranged our staff room to allow for some quick shut-eye to regenerate after a long day. But sshhhhhhhhhhh…… that’s a secret we will keep to ourselves.
Point is – I like to nap. I need to nap. It’s not unhealthy. I take great pride in my natural talent to put myself to sleep and wake up in a five-minute period and feel refreshed and pick and go.
For in my dreamy sleep, I will bloom.