Every day I take a nap. Even days with class at 1 p.m. I wake up at 8:30 a.m., do a bit of work, drink my coffee, and read part of a novel. Usually once 10 a.m. strikes, I pick up my cat and bring him to the bed, where I comfortably sleep on my stomach while he lays on my back. We are usually out cold for a good hour and a half, sometimes two. When I wake up I have plenty of time to still have a lunchtime breakfast and pack my bag for the day. I kiss my cat goodbye and head out the door, arriving at my class at 12:55 p.m. I’ve heard some people say they don’t have enough time to nap. Please. I’ve been slaying this schedule for a long time now and still manage to have a social life, job, and keep my studies under control while going to bed before midnight. If you want to jump into the nap life, I urge you to get off that couch and under the layers of blankets today, and put that paper off for another hour.
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