RBOC: Sleep deprived edition

I think much of my anxiety of late comes from a lack of sleep.  This morning, I woke at 5:30 and thought, crap, it feels like I haven’t slept at all.  Despite having two cups of coffee, I can feel myself dragging already.  Maybe I can just blame the rainy weather.  I didn’t sleep well over the weekend, either, even though I slept in until 9 on Saturday.  At a party that afternoon, someone told me I looked peaked.

I am one of those people who really does need a full 8-hours of sleep every night.  I can survive on 7, but it catches up with me.  Less than that and I am a wreck.  I don’t think it helped that I didn’t really exercise much last week, ceding that time to class prep, birthday present shopping and other stuff that seemed important at the time, but now I can’t even remember what it was.

I have a late day at work today as I’m participating in my students’ mock class this afternoon.  But I am definitely going to work out this afternoon, even though I still need to fully plan out tomorrow’s class.  Some of that might happen over lunch.  And I can always add finishing touches this afternoon.

I think I’m also feeling the effects of my house falling into disarray.  The kids and the hubby have kept the kitchen in good order, but my office–hoo-boy–there are piles of crap everyone.  Also, really need to do some long term planning.  People, aka, my family, are starting to ask what my summer plans are.  I don’t know, people.  It’s January, for God’s sake.

Right now, I’d love to be in a tropical locale with a gentle ocean breeze and a mai tai in hand.

2 Replies to “RBOC: Sleep deprived edition”

  1. Hi Laura,

    I have been experiencing all of these things last week and 2 things pulled me out of it. 1) Organizing my house with the help of my husband and 2) going sledding with my kids and friends. I was doing too much work, mothering, and house maintenance without enough active fun outside the house for too long. Hope this is helpful.

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