I just read a short blog entry by Tom Isern, a friend, colleague and adviser here at North Dakota State University. Speaking about rising early in the morning, he noted on his productive writing output before sunrise, and then he said that early afternoon napping will undermine his zeal for a heroically productive day. Napping, Tom added, “is not a bad thing, either.” This is correct.
A couple summers ago, before my late Grandma Barth passed away, we sat in the living room chatting one weekend afternoon. I told her I was going to go take a quick nap, and she fired back right away and said, “Good: everyone should take a nap in the afternoon.” My grandma lived to 96 years of age. And this is true about naps. If we treat ourselves decently, we’re likely going to treat those around us decently. Naps are decent things to expect of yourself and others.
January 13th, 2014 at 9:56 am
If naps lead to longevity I’m going to be a very, very old bat, hahahah.
I found, quite by accident, that even laying down 10 minutes is a refresher. Ten minutes…every time, it works! If it is 20, I always fall asleep…then forget getting me up!
January 15th, 2014 at 7:47 am
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