GRADUATION!! (Grad School)

Sunday, March 7

The Battle

It seems for year no my body and I have been waged in a war for years now. Sometimes I win sometimes I don't.

Let me explain.

Most of you who actually read this blog know that I get tired. Really tired... brain shutting down, not finishing sentences kind of tired. (It's the "saying I will meet a friend at home but forgetting half way there and stopping to get gas only to remember when she called looking for me" kind of tired) It has been this way since my mission and no one knows why it happens. All I know is that when I am sick, or in pain, overly stressed, or just plain doing to much, my body combats this by trying to sleep for long periods of time. Like 12-24 hours. I am only half joking when I say that I came home from my mission and slept. I have very little memory of what went on between August and mid-December of that year.

In the years following my mission, I learned to recognize the signs of, what I term, crashing. Sometimes, I would be good and dial things back but usually I would just try to cram everything I had to get done into the remaining time and take the weekend to sleep it off. Or if that wasn't an option I would do nothing but go to work then come home and sleep..... all week long. Which usually got me back on track for another couple of months or so. Lately, the crashes are a weekly thing. If I take Saturday easy I am usually good for church on Sunday and then I take a really long nap.

Last week I wasn't feeling well and knew my body would want me to sleep.... but I had things to do ... so I didn't. I won that battle. This week ... my body didn't listen so well..... there was too much play /school/work and too little sleep. So when Sunday rolled around I slept through the morning and now have been awake for about an hour. Enough time to eat, get a headache, and realize that I am going back to sleep.

Never fear!

My body might have won this round, but it hasn't won the war.

I have to much to do ... it will just have to wait until after my nap.

4 comments:

Kathy H. said...

Hope you had a great nap and wake up feeling better.

Tiana said...

Hope you feel better too....you might want to just realize that you can only do so much in a certain alloted time and you are older then you were 5 years ago. Just take a rest every day so you won't crash so much. I know what you are saying....i hear it...but you will turn into our mother if you don't.

Rogue Woman said...

I think one of the most horrible things in this modern world is the high stress and lack of sleep enviornment in which we live. I too was CONSTANTLY tired (high paced advertising carrer) and had migraines. It was only until after I quit my job that I realized with enough sleep and less stress could my body be truely happy.

maptab said...

Now I know what your text meant. You can sleep in AZ all you want.