I love to nap. I donโ€™t nap every day, which is part of the pleasure of it. Some days there is no time to rest. But on other days, naps are necessary. A small pocket of time is all that you need for a bit of shut-eye.

A quick nap can be rejuvenating. It can provide a second burst of energy for powering on through the rest of the day. Naps can provide a bit of space for unconscious or subconscious problem-solving. Naps provide a brief reprieve from activity and the chance to stop and regroup.

But, besides all that, naps are divine. From snuggling under a blanket to simply closing your eyes, naps offer a brief reprieve. A moment of rest. There is comfort in stopping for a short while.

As with many things, there is a mixture of opinions about the benefits of napping. Naps are beneficial if they are short, and they shouldn’t be a replacement for sleep.

I love to nap with my dog. He tucks in behind my legs and keeps me snug as we rest. Sometimes I’m ready to get up before he is. Other times I’m guided by him and accept that a bit more sleep might be beneficial, thanks for the suggestion. He is seldom wrong.

I’d write more but I’m yawning. Must be time for a little nap.

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