I’m not just the Always Sick Chick.
I’m also always tired. I have little energy or focus as a result.
At the beginning of the year, I resolved to get more sleep to improve my health, prevent sleep deprivation and its numerous negative health effects, and to increase energy.
Just like a New Year’s Resolution to be forgotten and abandoned like that. Like how I blame the resolution, and not myself?
Truth is, I’ve been working so hard lately, and I’ve been so stressed out, that I’m having trouble getting adequate rest. The catch here is that not getting adequate rest is making it harder for me to work and increasing my level of stress.
Which came first? The sleepy chicken or the stress egg? Usually that would be a difficult question to answer, but considering the way things have been going the last month or so, I know it was the stress and crazy work schedule. But I’m returning to the realization that I’m not doing myself any favors by neglecting my health because I’m working so much. It’s hard to remember this, let alone acknowledge it and act on it, but it’s necessary.
It’s not just sleep I need. I need exercise, too, but I’m not sure how I’m going to fit that in any time soon. I also need to cut back on the sugar in my diet again (ice cream has been a source of comfort recently) and caffeine (sleepy while working = extra coffee consumption).
I also had the flu recently, so that doesn’t exactly help me.
I’m not sure where I’m going to start with all of this, or what my plan is at the moment, but I know that I need to get back into good habits again. Any suggestions?
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