Semi-gratuitous picture of a tired woman.
I am tired all the time, like so many people. In a recent imaginary study, 65% of adults reported that they feel tired or very tired more than half the time. And also, a mere 7% of statistics are made up on the spot.
Actually, I retract that comment. I’m not always tired, because many days I sleep late, until I am good and ready to wake up.
When I was unemployed, I sometimes tried to get up after 4, 5 or 6 hours of sleep. I figured that if I could force myself to get up early every day, eventually my body clock would be normal again.
But after waking up, checking my emails, having a bath, and having breakfast, I found myself with nothing to do other than browse the internet and watch tv. Ever noticed how the internet is good late at night, but not in the day?
Of course, I could have done the laundry and hoovering, but that’s a pretty miserable way to spend a day, isn’t it 😉
There is only one way to cope with being tired. The way to cope with being tired is to be busy. My father complains almost every day that he is tired. But he goes to work, does an interesting job, comes home and does fun things like go to play cards with his friends, and so on. All of his hours of the day are full. This is how you cope with being tired.
- The famous Battle of Morpork, he strongly suspected had consisted of about two thousand men lost in a swamp on a cold, wet day, hacking one another into oblivion with rusty swords. What would the last King of Ankh have said to a pack of ragged men who knew they were outnumbered, outflanked and outgeneralled? Something with bite, something with edge, something like a drink of brandy to a dying man; no logic, no explanation, just words that would reach right down through a tired man’s brain and pull him to his feet by his testicles.
- Terry Pratchett Wyrd Sisters 1989. RIP