Thursday, August 07, 2014
Such a Civilized Tradition
In the mornings I jump out of bed ready for the day. Some days I get a lot done and some days it's a day to pamper myself by reading a book or enjoying putzing in the garden.
Today was a little of both. Then, around 3PM, I feel that drowsy feeling set in and know it's time to rest.
Usually thirty minutes is enough, but today it was exactly an hour of deep sleep.
This tradition goes waaaaaay back. Even when I worked, I would close the door to my office and lay my head on the desk for twenty minutes. Then I'm ready for another eight hours.
Mexico has taken it to an art form. Many businesses in San Miguel de Allende still close from 2 til 4PM which allows workers to go home for lunch and a little siesta. So darn healthy.
I've had people say to me, "Gosh, I wish I could take a nap!" and I say, "You can. Turn off the phone and lay down". It's that easy. Try it. You might be surprised.