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Running Ragged, but Still Committed

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day everyone!

Whew, am I tired. I am definitely not getting the amount of sleep I need right now. I'm averaging around 6 hours a night, but my body clearly wants more...For instance, this morning I woke up at 5:40 (my alarm goes off at 6) and I was like "What?! It feels like I just laid down!" That's pretty much my feeling each morning--that I didn't get enough sleep, that somehow the hours went by, but my body is craving more.

I know we're supposed to listen to our body, especially on things like this, but there literally are not enough hours in the day/days in the week to get everything done! I'm not sure where I could "make" more time, because there are things that I refuse to cut out (e.g., talking to my family/boyfriend, going out with girlfriends once a week, etc.) because they support my mental health.

I think that it's just a function of where I am career-wise: wrapping up my dissertation, applying for faculty positions, traveling for conferences, teaching...all at the same time.

But, man, I'm tired!

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    I agree with you on not cutting out the important mental health things. I don't always get the sleep I need...but I do find sleeping just a little bit extra on one day of the weekend seems to help "reset" the body. Every once in a while my body will just crash and I'll do nothing but sleep a sunday away...I hate the lost time, but I always feel better afterwards.
    It is hard sometimes to balance everything we "have" to do.
    3257 days ago
    Reading your post this morning made me feel like I could almost just cut and paste. I have a while left before my dissertation, but lots of finals and research papers at the moment. I admire your commitment to not let the things that are important slide. Have a good one.
    3258 days ago
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