Glorious naps are something we used to either look forward to or dread as kids. I feel that as we get older, we’re starting to yearn for these beautiful breaks more and more often. They are an awesome way to spend 30 minutes to recharge, motivate, or reward ourselves for our tasks and accomplishments. It is truly amazing how much a quick power nap can help us in our busy, overworked, overscheduled, and overly tiring lives.
If you find yourself getting lost on the Internet and waste hours of time while procrastinating other work, try taking a nap instead to give yourself a chance to clear your head and find the energy for the next upcoming task or errand. You’d be surprised at what a difference it can make.
If you’re not sure whether or not you need a nap today, check out these reasons and see if any apply to you! Leave a comment after your awesome nap and share what it helped you accomplish today!
1. You’ve Been Playing with Your Animal Companion All Day
It’s Saturday! You’re home from work, you’ve done your errands and have been playing with your cuddly friend for the majority of the day. Running in the park, playing chase on the cat condo, hopping around the house together. All of that activity is sure to wear on you and your friend, so cuddle up for a nap together! The playing continues in 45 minutes!
2. You’ve Spent All Day Cooking
3. You Didn’t Get to Eat a Superfood Today
So many superfoods are packed with energizing vitamins and minerals. It’s also kind of eerie how quickly you run out of these things. Rather than grabbing a cup of coffee or trying to stomach an energy drink, spend that time snoozing for a bit to revitalize yourself and raise your energy levels.
4. You Spent Your Day Being an Activist
5. You’ve Just Got Too Much To Do
Studies show that when you’ve got a lot on your plate and try to get it all done in one go, your productivity and motivation drops. Instead of checking Facebook or getting lost on Youtube for 30 minutes to zone out and recharge, try taking a power nap. It increases your efficiency if the nap is short and uninterrupted. Fifty reports to do? No problem, let me just take a nap first.
6. You Attended an Awesome Party Last Night
7. You Need Your Beauty Sleep
The best cover-up for anyone is often a good night’s sleep. If that has been hard to come by lately and the bags under your eyes are no longer carry-on size, but have moved up to checked baggage magnitude, consider taking a nap to give those peepers a chance to rest and bring some fresher color to your face. Think of it this way, a 30-minute nap can save you from running to the store to buy some emergency concealer .
8. You’ve Got Kids
9. You’ve Been Driving for Too Long
10. You Deserve It!
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