Napping is not age related. You need quiet me time when you get home after a long day of lining up pupils, collecting exercise books, counting in worksheets, stopping disagreements, seeking out pencils, emphasising points, detailing and repeating and breaking up arguments. Your brain has been a racetrack all day, so now is your time for a pit stop. Put your feet up, have a snack, a herbal tea or something stronger and cuddle the cat or your significant other.
Be inventive and don't feel guilty.
Top Tips for Teachers is published by Luath for the General Teaching Council for Scotland. www.luath.co.uk.