Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From Napping
(Because why not, right?)
- Pause to contemplate. If you just keep rolling down the same road at high speed for too long without pausing, you're likely to wake up one day and think, "Where the hell am I?"
- Relax regularly. Muscles are not meant to carry around low-level tension 24 hours a day: Make a conscious effort to relax them all once in a while.
- Appreciate the clock. Time is a mental construct, but it's there for a reason: Let its ordered restrictions help you get the most out of your limited lifespan.
- It is, in fact, darkest before dawn. But dawn is totally worth staying awake through the darkness for.
- Don't keep worries alive too long. If you're still worrying about something that isn't actively happening now, then you're keeping the stress of it alive with your thinking. Let it go; things have enough stress in them as they are.
- Don't be ashamed of being smart. Practice letting your eyes flash when you say, "I need a nap." Because you're smart enough to need a nap, and no matter what the media says, being smart is awesome.
- Everything is a tool. Sometimes trying something for which there are no pre-built tools is a great way to see this truth.
- Love your body, don't fear it. If your car wouldn't go faster than eighteen miles an hour, you'd spend some money and effort and get it fixed. Your body is a vehicle too; don't be afraid to improve it.
- The focus of your attention is completely your choice. Sometimes you need to focus on the smallest thing (like standing upright), or ignore the biggest one (like a loud barking dog), but neither of these tasks are impossible with the proper practice and perseverance.
- You can, in fact, live in the light without fearing the darkness. Just bring lots of light with you! ;)