Changing the world, one nap at a time

We all know how important it is to rest as we race through our frantic, over-extended lives. God felt so strongly about it He made it a commandment. I believe He knew that tired people would be more likely to break other commandments, e.g. murdering, taking His name in vain, and worshipping false gods like Doritos, Chardonnay and Twitter.

How much more can we enhance fruits of the spirit like love, kindness, and gentleness by taking a time out?

Let’s change the world for the better by getting rested up, one nap at a time.

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When I was little and got tired of boxing, I just stopped

Making a plan

I found that making a plan to sail to the land of Nod was as daunting as plotting the coordinates for a trip across the Atlantic. Since I’ve had some success integrating exercise into my daily routine, I wondered if I could apply the same approach to seizing Z’s.

I remember the last time I parked at Walmart, and got 30 minutes of aerobic exercise looking for the car.  Even though I knew this was a great alternative to the gym, I was tired.  So it’s possible probable definite I broke a commandment about 10 minutes into my workout. Inspired by this shameful memory and taking the lead of children, I have set sail to navigate napping in everyday life.

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If 2 grandsons can sleep in this position, I should be able to sleep anywhere

Navigating napping in everyday life
Airplanes
When you fly solo, you don’t want to find yourself at 30,000 feet drooling on the shoulder of a stranger, so I suggest using your comfy seat tray.
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This option saved me from being murdered by my seat mate

Hair Salon
You’re already relaxed from having someone else wash your hair and massage your scalp, so the logical next step is to take a nap while processing. As long as your hairdresser stays awake everything will turn out just fine.
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Beauty sleep

Dentist
What better time to catch a snooze than when you are stretched out in the dentist chair? They lean you back, shine that warm, intense light on you so it’s a lot like being at the beach. If that doesn’t do the trick, the drone of drills will clinch a visit from the Sandman.
Dreaming about the tooth fairy. Photo courtesy Pixabay

Dreaming about the tooth fairy. Photo courtesy Pixabay

Drying your hair
I know I shouldn’t do it and the User Manual has warned me about it, but I still get some extra sleep while I dry my hair. I think the fear factor actually triggers a fainting spell.

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Danger doze

 Acupuncture Treatment
Let your free-flowing energy float you down the tranquil stream of unconsciousness, while you have dozens of tiny needles imbedded in your skin.
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Oooooohhhhhmmmm. Namaste

If you aren’t comfortable with any of my suggestions check out “Google Naps.” This is a crowd-sourced Google Maps-based site that lays out the best places around THE WORLD for you to lay down. We are on the cutting edge of a world-wide ‘stop’ movement.

I leave you with these words of wisdom from a fellow tweep for when you find yourself sleeping on a train.

How can you incorporate naps into your busy lifestyle and where are your favorite locations?
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20 thoughts on “Changing the world, one nap at a time

  1. Hi Molly,
    This is SO funny. Are you a humor blogger? People ask how I blog and work out of the home. I tell them I perfect the fine art of the nap. I loved the pictures.
    Thanks again for visiting my Weekly Roundup today.
    Janice

    • I am a humor blogger. I’ve tried to write serious stuff and it just ends up being funny, so I’m sticking with what makes me happy and gives people a laugh. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog. I hope you’ll be back! And I’m glad you have perfected napping since it is an important skill set.

  2. Thanks for the laugh. I know that I’ve caught some zzzz’s while in the dentist chair…..waiting. You always have to wait, for them to show up, for the Novocaine to kick in, etc. Perfect time to nap.

  3. Great post. I thoroughly enjoyed it. PS: My secret for falling asleep: get a cat. Mine curls up in my lap, promptly falls asleep, and makes it look so inviting, I soon follow suit – whether I was sleepy before or not. #MidLifeLuv

    • I don’t know. I’ve pretty much given up on going to a movie these days. The only way I can keep myself awake for any length of time in a darkened theater is by picking popcorn out of my teeth. Once I’ve finished with that it’s time for a nap!

    • You too! I just checked out your fabulous blog and liked your Facebook page. I am so excited to meet people like you who I can learn from and make my writing and blog so much better. I am a newbie but so excited about writing and connecting with other writers.

  4. You don’t have to sell me on naps. I take one every day! But I love your perspective on it. It’s so hysterically funny and makes me feel even better about the need to take them! PS Just came from a dental appointment yesterday. I wish he knocked me out there!!!

  5. My best naps come when I’m trying to read the newspaper. Five minutes in and I’m fighting for every word!! After I realize I’ve read the same sentence ten times and I still don’t know what it said, I decide to drop my head back and let the zzzzs take over. Those are the best naps!! Just let yourself go and you easily drift away. And, Molly, I remember when the picture of you sleeping on the arm of the couch was taken. You look so relaxed!! One of those times when you just let yourself go.

  6. You know I’ve caught a few Z ‘ s while mowing if my lines aren’t straight and my pattern becomes irrational like a homeowners usual pattern.

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