Yesterday morning I was up at 3:45 AM. I got to work by 7:30 AM which meant I was able to leave at 3:30 in the afternoon. Fortunate.
By noon I had faded away to nothing. Brain in a fog. My back ached. Neck, shoulders and pain behind the eyes kept me awake.
I tried everything on my list for stimulating the ADHD brain back into function mode.
All of that just made me more tired, achey and a little bit cranky.
Last resort; candy.
I’m curious to see the results of the work I did during the rest of the afternoon. I’m willing to bet there are a multitude of careless errors on the spreadsheet I was working on!
I got home at 4, collapsed on the couch and slept for 2 hours. I woke up with heavy brain fog, to the point of wondering where I was and how I got there.
Bottom line: all the tricks and helpful hints in the world will not replace sleep. By noon my day was already into its 8th hour. And my body had only rested for 5 hours. Obviously not enough to sustain me for a day of work.
Good thing my days are numbered…work days I mean:)
If I can last for 2 more months I’ll be retired and have the freedom to nurture myself. Short night? No problem! I can nap as soon as I feel the drain.
Question is: Will I!?