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!