Surprisingly, those small adjustments helped me become more rested & able to identify days when I needed a bit extra.
But that didn’t mean I actually took the time or opportunity for a short nap when needed.
The moms out there know there is ALWAYS something really important that should be done.
Besides, I had a good sleep/wake routine and was getting more than 6 hours of sleep each night – I didn’t require a nap. . .
Time for reflection
After spending a small amount of time researching & reflecting, I discovered the source of my guilt: It is impossible to nap and do something else simultaneously! Plus, it is something I wanted to do by myself, on my own terms.
As crazy as it sounds, that felt like such a waste!
Now I am working on recognizing when I might need a little bit more rest and giving myself the permission to indulge in a Sunday Nap without the added guilt.
Remember: Progress over perfection!
There’ve been no naps the past two weeks (I didn’t feel they were needed and I treated myself in other ways).
More importantly, if I need one I can take a nap without it ruining the rest of my day!