I was about 30 minutes away from the cut off. It’s frustrating that I wasn’t able to accomplish this task. Now, I’d have to spend the weekend thinking about what I could have done to fax the list on time. Time I could have used for worrying about other things.
Having coffee with the friends helped make up for the stressful week. I’m having problems with my sleep. I just could not sleep – until it’s about four in the morning. I wake up and go to work groggy and cranky. It takes greater effort and longer time to process things. In this work, processing is something I have to do everyday.
I’m constantly finding myself asking for an apology for the things I forget (like the person I’m talking with said a few seconds ago), for making people repeat their statements, for the dead air during student consultations, for multi-tasking because everything’s piling up with this delay in remembering which task to deal with next. It’s crazy. I have to talk to myself as I type text messages to make sure I’m encoding the words I’m saying.
And the worst part of having little to no sleep for a prolonged period of time, I blurt out unprocessed sentences. These sentences can be rude, insensitive.
This week, I’ve been easily frustrated, irritated, anxious, overly guilty, and relieved-then-immediately-uneasy. I can’t remember any moment of calm. (Or perhaps, it’s just me being forgetful.)
Lack of sleep and PMS should never happen on the same week.
The coffee session helped a lot. For that, I am deeply grateful to the three friends. ‘Was still cranky (crankier than usual). And, I think a sowed a lot of seeds :S
- 5 Effective Sleep Tips You Haven’t Tried Yet (wisebread.com)
- The Importance of Sleep (lifefoneblog.com)
- Scientists Now Think That Light Sleep Might Not Be So Bad For Your Memory (businessinsider.com)
- 6 Ways Lack of Sleep is Costing You a Fortune (money.usnews.com)