I’ll get my Ph.D. in Rest
August 5, 2006
I love Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays. They are my days of rest. 🙂
I am a professional when it comes to resting. I’m serious. I’m known as a “bed person”. It’s a very elite group, but I’m out to increase membership. I’ve recruited many. All you have to do is to follow my ten-step program. I have had many years of experience, hence my Ph.D.
My mother used to tell me that I would never die tired.
Today my phone stays on my bed. I must say that I have a very good bed. It’s a pillow-top king-sized bed. You don’t need all of that, but you must be comfy.
Rules & regulations:
- Get over feeling guilty about being in bed during the day.
- You must be organized to accrue free time. You get no “bed points” if you’re in bed thinking about what you should be doing. Only a clear conscience is allowed in bed.
- Even if you have only one hour, grab one hour of bed rest.
- Get out of binding clothes. No restriction of blood vessels is allowed. No bras, belts, panty hose, or jewelry.
- Resting in a chair doesn’t count. Only resting in bed is valid.
- Note: Rest is not sleep, but body rest.
- Don’t think of rest as “wasted time”. It’s healing time.
- You can turn on the radio, music, or TV if the silence scares you.
- If you can, work in bed. For example, you can balance your checkbook, plan events, make business calls and so forth.
- The goal is for your body to slow down for a while. Let yourself breathe, and let your blood circulate without gravity pulling on your body.
Now take the pledge: “I, [your name], promise as a Bed Buddy to follow rules 1 through 10. I will strive to be a faithful Bed Buddy.”
Welcome to my club. You are now Jemima’s Bed Buddy!