The Early Afternoon Slug
By FatCat on December 05, 2012
The hardest part of the day for me is the afternoon. The kids are finally napping and it's my chance to get some work done. Last night I couldn't fall asleep because I was thinking about what I needed/wanted to get done today so that I could get other things done later in the week. Eeek - the week is almost over and there is so much to do.
And yet, now, as my kids sleep, I feel the daily drain and lack of brain function. I can't even recall all the things I needed to do, no less be inspired to do them. It's a problem.
The other hard part of the afternoon is that it's time for me to have lunch. If I stay away from the kitchen, I'm just fine, but once I start picking at things, it's hard to stop.
Patterns - these are my patterns.
I did not go to the gym this morning, but I did go yesterday and I also attended a very intense yoga class that left me with sore legs and rear. I had planned to go to the gym, but ended up spending some of the night cleaning up a sick child and then sleeping with her into the morning.
What I have noticed is that when I exercise a lot and when I can feel my body, I am more likely not to eat. When I'm busy I don't eat and I don't really need to. It's when I'm sluggy that I want to eat most.
So, I'm on my way downstairs to hopefully do some grading or planning. I'm going to drink coffee first and then have lunch. Perhaps that will work better than eating and eating and eating before giving myself that desired caffeine.