This week was a bit of a blur. I was feeling a little under the weather – body aches, stuffy nose and itchy throat. I made sure I stayed hydrated by drinking a lot of water and consumed a lot of green tea with honey to sooth my throat (and make me feel better). I actually surprised myself because I was able to get a lot done in regards to blogging, my business and school work.
One thing I realized is that even when I am not feeling well I always end up trying to push through and get things done. This can cause burnout and keep me from feeling better faster as well. After last semesters repeated sick days I didn’t want to go that route again. Instead of trying to push through – I napped. Whenever I really just felt like my body was saying “relax” – I listened. I laid down and took a nap for however long my body felt it needed to rest. Upon waking I felt refreshed (as much as I could feel while still feeling like crap) and was able to get back to getting things done.
I always laugh at how children get older they fight having to take a nap and as adults get older we fight it too but for a different reason. We fight it because we think that we need to be doing something – anything really – other than taking a nap. We don’t want to feel judged. We don’t want people to think we are a bad or irresponsible person. But deep down, even though we are fighting it, we actually crave being able to just relax and nap it out.
But Rose, naps are for babies. WRONG. Naps are mutherfrackin necessary. I give you permission to take a nap (or several) when you feel the need to do so – of course if you do it at work I am not responsible for what might happen. But if you are at home and just feel the need to lay it down for a bit – do it. I promise, you will wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face whatever is next.
You might enjoy:
How To Boost Your Immune System (Right Before Cold Season Strikes)
Information about napping from the National Sleep Foundation
My wins for the week:
I’m happy to announce that I made it to 1,000 followers on Pinterest! That made my day! Also, in my Avon business I got my first recruit to mentor – I am super excited to help them get their Avon business started. Another thing I was happy about is that we got a 23/25 on our group project and we are nearly done with the draft and presentation for our final project so we will be able to submit it for review and editing in more than enough time to edit it if the professor sees anything he feels we need to change. So even though I wasn’t physically feeling too good – I was in a good mood most of the the week. YAY!
I hope that you had a wonderful week. Let me know what you think about naps. Do you think naps are necessary?
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