I spent the last year at home on maternity leave and I must say, I’ve never been so completely drained in my life. Tending to a baby all day and then sleeping sporadically all night led to giant purple bags under my eyes and a perpetual hollow exhaustion.
Now that I’ve returned to work and I’m feelancing and working 40 hours a week on top of getting a baby to daycare and tending to him in the evenings, I realize that I didn’t know what tiredness was before. I remember when I was in University and I crammed all night for exams and thought I was tired the next day. Pah! I laugh at that tiredness, it was mini-tiredness.
Anyway, I’d like to resolve my perpetual exhaustion with something other than eight gallons of coffee a day.
This website has some tips on alleviating chronic tiredness, including going to bed at the same time each night , eating earlier in the evening, and learning to relax. They sound logical, but I am still using coffee as my crutch.
What do you do to beat tiredness?
Author by Kristin Darguzas