This evening I found myself standing in line at McDonald's, waiting to order dinner for my family, after a very busy day. I had my eyes closed and was thinking how nice it was to have a little break, with nothing to do but wait. It was a lovely feeling for about half a minute.
Then I realized how strange I must look, and that the line might have moved up without my knowing, so I opened my eyes again.
When I was working full time in an office, I often snatched a little fifteen- or twenty-minute power nap on my lunch break, either in my car or on one of the benches tucked into the university's botanical garden, which was located just behind my building. As a middle school teacher, I would close the door and turn the lights off when I had a free period and put my head down on the desk where no one could see me. Or, I would take a little stroll in the woods on the pretext of scouting out my science class's next nature walk.
So I'm wondering... how do you snatch some rest or quiet time during a busy day? What things do you do to keep yourself sane?