New world and all I wanna do is sleep...

I think one could safely say that I crashed and burnt this week - by Friday I was struggling to keep my eyes open past 8:30 pm. Thursday dinner had been a complete and utter fail (Hell Pizza chicken tenders and garlic bread) and Friday's followed (a bacon and cheese baked potato) and my calorie/point intake had shot up dramatically. I always seem to eat more when I am exhausted - like my body wants extra fuel because I'm forcing it to keep going when it doesn't want to anymore.

Why did this happen? I think that whenever we're placed in a new environment (house, job, city), you can be subject to brain overload. Starting my new job in a new school, learning 100 new names, new rules, new routines has definitely been mentally taxing. I'm also in a position where I am constantly more active than I have been in previous positions and that adds up to exhaustion!

So what did I do? Slept for eleven hours last night - I don't do it often but boy, does it make a difference when I do! I woke up this morning feeling like my normal self again, full of energy to start the day. Sometimes early to bed and late to rise is the answer!

What is the longest you've ever slept, Scribblettes? Why?


  1. My second year of uni all my lectures started later in the morning, 10am was the earliest (heaven!). I never bothered setting an alarm, and remember one morning waking up feeling really refreshed, expecting that I had a couple of hours before my 12pm lecture started. I rolled over and checked my phone, it was 12.20pm and I had been sleeping for over 12 hours. When I realised I'd missed the lecture I went back to sleep. Those were the days!

  2. Take it easy Tash, you'll adjust! :) I guess it's about getting back into routine. I find that's the easiest way to keep on top of it all.

    I hope the new job is treating you well, it can always be a little daunting, but also exciting!