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A Happier Man, Issue #101--Take a Nap
December 02, 2017
Issue # 101
Take a Nap
You need to learn why and how to take a nap. You need to understand why it is important and most importantly, get past the guilt of taking care of yourself.
Get over yourself and your stupid puritanical work ethic that says napping is a sin, a vice, for the lazy and ill-bred.
If you need a nap to feel good, take one.
If you need a nap, because you are run-down and sick or getting sick, take a nap.
If you need a nap after a really hard workout or work day, take it.
If you find yourself on the verge of a junk food binge to try to stay awake, take a nap instead.
If you have a big belly, take a nap. You are probably overtired, not hungry.
If you have bags under your eyes, you certainly need a nap.
If you don't sleep at least 7 straight hours a night, every night, for whatever reason. You will need a nap to keep some semblance of health.
As you can see, I am a big fan of naps. I love to take a nap on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. I will usually be a little more tired from the work week and the fun I had on Friday and Saturday nights. Plus, I have some time to sleep an hour or two.
I sometimes take a nap as soon as I get home from work. I might be tired from work or the previous days workout. Or I might be stressed about something. I may even leave work an hour or two early if I feel like I need to get some sleep.
It' s better to nap, than gorge on junk food.
It is not easy for most men to take a nap when we need to. We all work long hours on the job. Then come home to a huge list of things to do from our wives.
Since I left my wife, I never have anything I have to do for someone else.
So I end up doing whatever I want, when I want including napping whenever I need.
It was not always this way. If my wife caught me napping when she wanted me to do something (which was always) there would be hell to pay. She would insist that I keep working around the house, doing all the extra things that "have" to be now. Not later, now.
In order to avoid her verbal abuse, I rarely napped in those day. Working 9 to 12 hour days at work. Hustling home to do more work around the house. Collapsing after midnight for 5 or 6 hours of sleep and getting up at the last second to race to work where I just binged on junk food to stay awake to avoid falling asleep and losing my job.
This is why most married men look so goddamned bad with huge bellies, bags under their eyes and looking more dead than alive.
If you missed the last article, you can see it here - Strength Foundation
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