Not unhappy, just tired

Have you ever noticed that when you’re tired, you’re often also unhappy? Or that when you’re unhappy you just want to sleep?

I wake up at 7.30 every weekday morning. I can’t get around that – it is the absolute latest that I can get up and only be very slightly late to school. I probably should go to bed around 10 or 10.30, but in reality I can’t remember the last time that I went to bed – let alone slept- before 11.30. I usually manage to get myself under the covers for about 12.

This works fine for the beginning of the week, ‘cos it means I can get more done at home and am in less of a backlog for the rest of the week. OK, the ‘things’ aren’t done before 12 because I am lazy and disorganized, but it’s still so much easier to sleep when you know that you haven’t got another load of crap to do in the morning. This kinda backfires at the end of the week when I’m practially unconscious, but if you constantly tell yourself that the weekend promises sleep-time, you get on fine.

I’m grouchy recently, and I’m also tired.  And I don’t really have anything in particular to be grouchy about.  Can you remember a time when you were grouchy or felt generally down for no real reason, and were bursting with energy?  This reminds me of a theory that Scott Adams (the Dilbert cartoonist) once proposed on his blog.  He suggests a direct link between tiredness and feeling low.  Check it out.

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