As I have mentioned in Why I Couldn’t Finish Writing 101, I have been really stressed lately. My caffeine intake has been higher than normal. I was attempting to keep to a strict sleeping schedule. I had the belief that I would be more productive if I was well rested. This idea worked for a while.
Despite the stress, my health is relatively good. I am trying to get in a decent night sleep. I went to the doctor for my 6 month checkup, and I am doing fine. I am always worried the doctor is going to come back with horrible news. I don’t know why.
When times of stress come, my eating habits are far from healthy. I am trying to do a better job. However, it is far too tempting for me to stop by the local coffee shop and grab some donuts than cook a good meal.
I want to try to stop this trend by cooking more at home. The weather is starting to cool off, so I want to use my slow cooker to make some soups that are modified atkins friendly.
Last night I was hit with a serious case of insomnia. I just couldn’t get to sleep. I think I may have had about 3 or 4 hours of sleep max. I tried to listen to relaxing meditation music. Nothing seemed to work. My brain kept thinking of recent events and upcoming deadlines.
I am currently listening to the meditation music again in trying to cut some of the anxiety and stress. Unfortunately, I have more grading to do. I am attempting to follow another professor’s advice of doing a little bit of work each day.
If you have any other advice, do not hesitate to let me know. I have to get back to my regular sleeping schedule fast. Sleep deprivation and stress are both seizure triggers for me.