Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Waking up is hard to do

When i switched jobs in July i was very excited because i could sleep in a bit, my new job was only 6 miles from my house instead of the 18 mile commute in heavy traffic i had before.

But as time has gone by it has gotten harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning.

I try to be at work by 8am so that i can take an hour lunch and still be out by 4:30pm but lately i have been getting up later and later. I've been getting to work around 8:15 or 8:30, which is fine cause if i eat lunch at work i can still leave at 4:30pm, but i miss having a lunch break.

My other problem is that i'm tired all day at work. I sometimes drink 2 and 3 cups of coffee or resort to diet soda (cherry coke zero is the only one i can stomach) just to stay awake and then when i get home i take a nap or lay on the sofa for hours.

What do you do to motivate yourself to get up in the morning and keep yourself energized throughout the day?

3 comments:

Tierney said...

Kathy,

This doesn't sound like a motivation issue...it sounds more like an iron deficiency. If you have a check-up coming up in the near future, ask your doctor to check your iron levels – you could be anemic. This happens to women a lot more than men. Are you taking a multi-vitamin? Have you cut out red-meat or shell-fish from your diet? Just something to think about – it might not be mental…sounds physical to me.

Miss Malbec said...

i never thought about that. my mom is anemic. i have not taken red meat and fish out of my diet and i have a multi vitamin but i forget to take it most days. i will try to be more consistent in my vitamin taking and we shall see what happens. i don't have a Dr appt for some time and i usually don't go unless i'm bleeding.

Mo said...

I've been finding that if i get up early enough in the morning to relax for a little bit and make myself breakfast, check e-mails and such, before i have to leave the house that my whole day is much better and i feel more awake.