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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I've been on top of the world for a long time now, and I knew that kind of high just doesn't last. Dating happily, family relationships harmonious, great weather, career progress, spiritually connected even.
But now today I'm feeling low energy, easily frustrated, really tired, and lonely. I haven't been getting enough sleep lately, for various reasons, and I've been busy with inside activities mostly. For at least a week, I didn't cook anything from scratch, which I usually love to do. I only walked the dog far enough and fast enough for him to do what he needed to do and nothing more.
I'm torn between hitting the fitness room for a good workout, which I'm sure would shift my mood, and taking a nap, which I'm also sure would shift my mood. I know the usual advice is to go exercise when the nap urge hits, and I agree usually. But at what point in the cycle of not getting enough sleep is it really more reasonable to just crawl in bed with a blankie and sleep for a couple hours instead of sublimating that urge into exercise? Both are health-promoting, after all.
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MSBLT82 10/16/2012 1:36PM

    Honestly, I think you could use the nap. I know when I am sleep deprived I'm way crankier than usual. Get a nap, get a walk in the fresh air, and absolutely channel any other frustration into exercise. Though I'd also like to suggest some pure relaxation time. Read a book, take a bubble bath, do something not kid or work or project related and just zone out for a while.

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