Monday, October 20, 2008

Last Monday was a "fall break" day off for me--my institution doesn't have a full week of fall break.  That one disruption totally threw me off the weekly routine; I kept staying up too late during the long weekend, and so spent last week feeling groggy, out of sync, and vaguely cross.  And I got very little done.  I think I've finally reset to normal.  

Sometimes a break comes at just the right time, and for me this one seems to have come at the wrong time.

3 comments:

Notorious Ph.D. said...

I can't seem to get into bed before 1 a.m. lately, which means that even waking up at 8 is a chore. (Yeah, I know: I'm a baby about sleep)

clio's disciple said...

How dare you need a reasonable amount of sleep! Clearly you are not dedicated enough to The Life Of The Mind!
Seriously, needing more than 7 hours seems totally normal to me.

tenthmedieval said...

I have often wondered whether the fact that really, I work best with seven or eight hours' sleep a night and struggle with mornings means that I can never really be an academic. A recent post at Just Higher-Ed had me contemplating despair. The answer of course is to sleep earlier, but I've never been good at going to bed without something done, and of course doing stuff when you're tired takes longer... Argh! I know what's wrong with this but my body doesn't want to believe me.