Today is about recharging. For me I can feel myself getting tired so I usually try to grab a nap or go to bed.
However, apparently it is not great to go to bed at 7pm. Its impossible since the kids don’t go to bed until at least 8:30 and I know if I go to bed at 7pm, chances are I will be wide awake at 3am, and get into an insomnia/sleep deprivation cycle.
I adore naps. Sadly, naps are verboten at work, but sometimes I get tempted into a closed door ‘webinar’, where I lock my door and may or may not listen too. (Don’t rest your face on the keyboard. The oils from your fingers will make you break out).
If a nap is not forthcoming, I grab some caffeine. Since I’m not a coffee drinker-its Coke Zero time. However, I am trying to cut back on my processed and artificial sugar, so I only use that when I am really dragging.
I can usually tell I am running low on energy because I get cranky. Things that usually do not bother me, begin to really get on my nerves.
Sadly as the mom, grabbing that nap is not as easy as it was when I was three. In fact, when I am sitting around doing absolutely nothing my husband and kids circle me and look at me like they can’t believe that I am just sitting there. Thankfully though, I do not have that total energy drain too often.