“What is without periods of rest will not endure.”
This quote resonates with me, maybe it rings true in your life. I need to be more mindful of rest. Naps are a wonderful experience.
When we are tired, we need to stop and give ourselves time to rest. Sometimes we think we can’t spare the time. But without rest, all our activity soon becomes a burden and there is no joy in it.
Animals know it is necessary to take time to rest. This is part of the rhythm of life: vigorous activity and rest, challenging effort and relaxation. We are best served when we resolve these dichotomies.
Maybe you need a nap.
Our bad moods are often our body’s way of telling us we need rest. When we were little, we needed naps. Somehow, we forget to allow ourselves this right when we are older. We are wise to remember we never outgrow this need for rest to make the day go better.
Give yourself an afternoon gift. Be good to yourself, find a way to take a short nap when your exhausted. 10 minutes. 20 minutes. 30 minutes. It’s a wonderful experience. Then return to your day refreshed. Sometimes a nap is the best gift we can give ourselves and all those around us.
“It only takes a minute .”