Forgive me father for I have sinned, it's been 1 week since my last post. Well let's face it, as I have no followers, this blog really is like an online journal for me :-)
I have finally come to grips with the fact that I have an internal clock that really gets messed up if I repeatedly get up at 5:30am! I have been commuting to my office in London for 10 years now, getting up at 5:30, getting the 6:14 train in and getting to the office 1.5 hours later. Rinse and repeat for the journey home.
I have gone to the doctor periodically over the last 2 years being extremely tired and lacking energy only to be told that it is "lifestyle related!" What a bunch of BS I thought and carried on as normal, trying to change my diet, adding more exercise, and in the end no change. The end result was that I was still feeling awful, making starbucks incredibly profitable and needing to sleep in and needing naps at the weekends. I am sure the new branch of starbucks that opened up 1 minute from my office is down to my patronage.
I took a job with a charity a year ago that allows for more flexible working, ie working from home or flexible hours, and 4 months ago I finally decided to take them up on this what with cold weather setting in. I now get up most days at 7am (with a few exceptions here and there) and getting to work that bit later so that I have time to get up, have a cup of tea, eat breakfast, and get the train in both alert and dare I say it, perky!
So, I have changed my sleeping patterns and now don't need to sleep in at the weekends and don't need naps or coffee to get through the day. I rarely even crave coffee any more. Once my starbucks card runs out, I won't be topping it up either.
Funny how a lack of sleep over an extended period really does affect your whole well being. I now feel so much better and even get up at 7 or 8 at the weekend as well. Now to get back on the diet and exercise bandwagon!