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Taking Time to Rest


A nap relaxes the mind and body, and produces healing chemicals that help you to feel good. A nap relieves mental stress and empowers your decisions and ability to solve problems. A nap restores your inner peace.

Taking a few minutes to close your eyes and rest during the day, even for a short period of time can heal you mentally, physically and emotionally. Naps are wonderful for both children and adults. Encourage yourself and others to take a nap daily. Resting your mind and body is simple and can begin feeling better.

If you have a lot of things on your mind, and if you need to become healthier, it is so worth it to take time for resting and a nap. This is a healing ritual that will benefit you in many ways. A nap is a priority for your well being. You are important. It is healthy to take care of yourself. You deserve good feelings. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of this.

Find a comfortable, quiet, shaded place to rest. Resting for healing can be done while lying down, or sitting. Both resting positions work equally well. Make yourself comfortable, close your eyes, and just listen to your breathing. In your mind, visualize images that help you feel peaceful. This will help you drift softly into a comforting nap.

Allow your mind and body to rest. Don't worry about anything. Let your mind drift into calmness. Reassure yourself that it would be great if you could sleep, but if you can't that's okay too. It's the resting that will restore you. It also helps to trust that you will take care of anything that is important to you after you have rested. Sleep and rest as much as you need to feel better. This is essential for healing.

Wake naturally if you can. You can also set an alarm to wake you after a specific period of time if you need to. Twenty minutes to one hour is ideal to feel the positive effects of resting. Taking a nap is something you will thank yourself for doing. Encouraging and allowing others to rest and heal also is something they will be grateful for too.


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