Saturday, April 2, 2011

Nap Time

Last weekend I was tired, had napped and then went to my daughters room to visit. I picked up her book Inspiration Sandwich by SARK and open to this, "Perhaps something to read, and if you can manage, a shaft of sunlight. All at once, you sail away into a nap, where tangled nerves are untied, and where time stops. Guilt and expectations are not welcome in napland. You can always find a reason. Find more reasons to let naps take you!"

Those words were comforting as I had felt torn, wanting to accomplish my lengthy to do list and wanting to nap.  Napping feels like it interferes with getting things done. Yet they are restorative, help to alleviate stress, increase productivity and creativity and can improve memory.

Thanks to the wise words of wisdom I feel free to slip into napland, curling up on the couch under a cozy blanket and drifting off. Having napped today I feel re-energized and eager to tackle some creative projects. This being one of them.