Thursday, July 9, 2009


I am just having a rough time of it today. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, was cranky at Peanut, have been completely ineffectual at work, have had a tummyache all day and would like nothing more than to crawl back into bed right now and maybe get a do-over.

I think it's due to lack of sleep and stress. I haven't slept a full night since we moved into this apartment, and I don't know whether it's from all the boxes that are still piled up, or because we can't seem to get it cool AND quiet at night, or because I'm just not used to it or what. It's starting to make me a little crazy--I'll try sleeping on the kitchen floor, or in the bathtub, or in a closet or anything, as long as I don't see every hour on the clock for just one night.

I'm stressed about work, stressed about the apartment, stressed about my family, stressed about my final, stressed about life in general. I can't seem to make my brain shut up.

When you get in a funk like this, what do you do?


  1. I do nothing. Absolutely NOTHING.

    Tell Peanut to go away for an hour or so, draw yourself a bath (with lots of bubbles) and fall asleep.

    I know its hard to make the time to be BY YOURSELF but you have to make time for it. No matter what. Peanut will understand.

  2. make a plan to finish unpacking the boxes. three weeks quickly becomes three months and the boxes will still be there...
    you're thinking about decorating, but you're not done unpacking yet...I was in the exact same place 5 months ago, your excitement to decorate is probably just causing more stress.

    I found a list/note in the pair of pants I put on this AM, I must not have worn them since had a list of stuff i 'needed' for my new place...and then a note that was underlined twice that said "I do not need any of this now". Apparently I made a long list of stuff to buy, got stressed about buying it, realized none of it was essential and wrote my self a note to that effect.

  3. Take a day off from everything and prioritize. Your final is probably the most important so focus on that one and until it is done with, do not do any of the other stuff. Take luke warm showers at night and drink something soothing like a camomile tea an hour before you hit the sack.

    Stress is the cause of your sleep deprivation. Few months back, I was like that. I had a real crappy boss and my high blood pressure was of the roof and I was unable to sleep. I quit my job and instantly I took my life back. It was an extreme but very necessary measure.

    Good Luck!


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