One of the biggest challenges I am facing right now is overcoming exhaustion.  I was home at 3pm yesterday – had I not had a bunch of work to do to prepare for today, I probably would have gone to bed.

Part of what’s making me tired is the mental effort required in learning for so many hours in a row.  I have a lot of sympathy for my sixth period students, who sometimes seem to have little brain power left so late in the day.  There are so many things to know and do well as a teacher that after a day of practicing, I am usually worn out.  I don’t think it needs to be this way for me, though.

Another factor in my exhaustion is that it’s almost the solstice.  Days are very short.  I always get tired at this time of year.  I sleep a lot in the winter, not so much in the summer.  When the sun’s up, so am I (most of the time).  Now that it’s dark for about 15 hours a day, I am really struggling to have enough energy. My body is pretty clear in telling me that it thinks I ought to be hibernating.


1 Comment

  1. Robin said,

    December 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I have the same problem with the Solstice. I am just dragging…bring on the LIGHT!

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