I’m not sure about anyone else, but the holidays were flat out exhausting for me. Between Christmas shopping, cleaning the house, shopping for items for my son’s class and then work, I was tired. Actually, to say I was tired was an understatement. Probably the best word or phrase for it is burned out.
I felt like I was burning my candle at both ends, and I knew it wouldn’t let up until just after Christmas. Then New Year’s rolled around, and the only thing I wanted to do was sleep. I was even hoping to go to bed early that night so I could catch up on some zs.
I could go on talking about New Year’s and what I did or about resolutions, but doesn’t that feel a little old? Or even tired? Doesn’t everyone talk about that?
What they’re not talking about is the Festival of Sleep Day. That’s right. A day devoted to sleep. Recognized on January 3rd, this day is celebrated as a time to get some rest and relaxation after the holidays. Quite frankly, how brilliant is this, and why don’t we make a bigger deal out of this amazing day?
A day to catch some extra sleep, whether it’s sleeping in or taking a nap? Yes please! Sign me up!
It’s not uncommon to walk around the halls of Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling and talk about how tired we are, especially around the holidays or even particularly busy times during the year. We always lament that we probably aren’t sleeping enough, or that we’d love a nap during the day. But we power through with a walk around the building or another cup of coffee, and then save the sleep for when we get home.
Hopefully you were able to relax this week after the holidays were over. If you were able to nap on January 3rd, or anytime this week, good for you! If you were able to go to bed earlier, or sleep in, that’s great! But if it ends up that you nap or sleep in this weekend, that’s fine too. Make sure to snuggle with a comfortable blanket and enjoy recharging your batteries. You deserve to rest!