If you like Astrology, or even if you don't, this is for your entertainment...giggling or even guffawing IS allowed! By the way, Jean-Anne is my birth first name. Taru is the short version of my spiritual name, which is Premtaru and means Tree of Love in Hindi.
And, you may have noticed the change in my Newsletter subject tagline. At the request of a dear friend and fabulous writer, I changed Crazy to Quirky. She insists I am NOT crazy!
ARE YOU STILL COUNTING SHEEP? TAKE A NAP!
Sixty-five percent of us will have trouble falling asleep tonight and be exhausted tomorrow. – James Maas
According to James Maas, “Quality sleep is not a luxury; it’s an absolute necessity.”
I know you’re thinking, “Then why the heck is she writing about napping”? You’ve probably been told (or read) that napping during the day is bad for you and will exacerbate any insomnia you may have. This is not true according to current sleep research.
Our fundamental, internally programmed pattern is known as biphasic sleep, which is composed of one long period of sleep at night AND a short period at midday. In the 1950s, Dr. Jurgen Ashoff of the Max Planck Institute in Germany provided hard, scientific evidence that a midday nap is part of our DNA.
It’s not your lunch that’s making you sleepy, it’s your need for a midday nap! Napping is natural and most beneficial for alertness, mental ability, and overall health. Now, I can already hear the objections; it’s our conviction in the United States that “time is money.” This thinking that napping is a waste of time is what gets in the way of our taking a brief, rejuvenating 20-minute midday power nap.
What if this 20-minute power nap gave you the following benefits?
- Longer life and more energy
- Reduced stress
- Enhanced creativity
- Better memory
- Increased productivity
I’ll bet these benefits are enough to get you power-napping!
I’ve been power napping between 2 and 3 pm each day for over 25 years with the help of an application called Pzizz. It uses voice, music, and subliminal suggestions for getting the most out of the rest of your day when you awaken. It becomes more effective the longer you use it. Now, all I must hear is the first few words, and I’m asleep.
You’ll need to find your own best nap time, typically between 1 and 3 pm. Just make time to nap each day and do it in a safe place. If it’s difficult for you to nap during daylight hours, a sleep mask can help.
I started by putting it on my calendar with a notification, and now that’s not even necessary. It’s become a regular part of my life. Napping has made my afternoons much more productive, and I sleep more soundly at night. It has become essential to my health and well-being. You could say I’m addicted to it, but better a nap than taking drugs for sleep.
Remember, instead of drinking a caffeine-filled latte or a sugar-laden soda for your afternoon boost, take a nap. Power napping is the pause that refreshes!
This book was recently recommended to me by some women in a group I'm in, and it is very pertinent to our topic. Below, is the Amazon link. It's also available in Kindle format, a less expensive option.
Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto
MOTHER NATURE WANTS A WORD
She wants to remind you how over-stretched you are, how exhausted you are.
How much you need to rest.
She knows you see that too, and she wants you to keep it close, now life is so busy again.
No more using stress, tiredness and lack of time as badges of honour.
You see now that life doesn’t have to be a race.
You know what value lies in the silence and the peace.
You met yourself again and she wants you to hold on tight.
Most of all she wants you to remember that the world won’t stop if you do.
Only Mother Nature can do that.
Take it slowly child of the universe, you're not here to burn out, you’re here to burn brightly.
Protect that precious light of yours, you only get one.
- Donna Ashworth
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