Could it ever be redeeming the time to take a nap? The answer is yes!
Many people find that by taking a quick nap in the afternoon they can get by with less sleep at night. If for example you normally sleep eight hours each night, try experimenting with seven hours at night and a fifteen minute nap in the afternoon. You might find your body responds well to this sleep pattern and you’ll create another 45 minutes each day to invest in time with God, your family, or others who need your time.
Napping can also make you fresher and more alert in the afternoon. That allows you to think creatively and be more productive. John Wesley, founder of the Methodist church, learned to nap while his horse carried him to his next meeting. I wouldn’t suggest you try that while driving to your next meeting, but a quick nap at your home or office might be a good way to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.