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The Cat Nap Magic

By Lifeasarunningmom @RunningMom6
The Cat Nap MagicI have been going through ebb and flows in life with afternoon grogginess and I am about to tackle that full force with an upcoming challenge focusing on fitness and nutrition. Perhaps a few small changes can make a HUGE difference but I can tell you one thing, when I came home from work beyond tired Monday, after a 30 minute work out I was energized and ready to tackle my late afternoon and evening duties. Talk about a win-win for me and my family!
Yesterday was another beyond tired day. I did my work out, played with darling daughter, and knew I had to start dinner but I was tired. It was nearing 4 pm and I knew I didn't have the steam to get me to bedtime without losing it so I turned to darling daugher and told her, "Wake me up in 15 minutes."
I snuggled into the couch and she cuddled up next to me and for a few seconds I wondered if this would work. Will we both crash? I closed my eyes and told myself not to worry. Just chill and enjoy cuddling with your awesome 8 year old. And we cuddled until I felt her move away and get up. I thought, really? 15 minutes already?! I looked at the clock and saw I was only chilling for 10 minutes and shut my eyes again once more wondering. Will this work? Will she give me 5 more minutes.
In a few seconds she was cuddled up by my side again and I could hear her flipping the pages of a book. She was reading quietly and I rested. Then bingo..."Mom, it is 4:15!"
I opened my eyes and got up and felt refreshed and energized. My eyes could open and my body was no longer dragging and it never ceases to amaze me how magical a cat nap is as I never really slept. I heard darling daughter and felt her movements. I was aware of my surroundings. But somehow those 15 minutes of eyes closed, laying down, and chilling make me feel 110% renewed and refreshed on days where I just need a wee bit more. And they do not make it impossible for me to go to bed later on time. Another win-win for my family.
Do you take cat naps? Are they magical for you too?

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful darling daughter cuddled and chilled with me.

Daily Bible Verse: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. ~ Acts 1:8

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