Friday Fess-Up: July 6th

Happy Friday Y’All! We made it!

Welcome to the First Friday Fess-Up for the month of July. I hope you had (or are still having) a great Holiday.

I confess that having a holiday drop in the middle of the week really messes with my head.

In this case, Tuesday felt like Friday. Wednesday felt like an incredibly short weekend – which was kinda depressing – and Thursday felt like a Monday.

And now it’s Friday. And it feels like a proper Friday which, taking into account Thursday’s Monday feeling, makes it feel like a week has somehow been squished into 48 hours.

And if that seems complicated all spelled out on the page, It’s even more complicated up in my head.

Complicated.  And it messes with my schedule.

I’d like to say that I stuck to my guns and kept up with the schedule through the holiday, but getting up as early as I do on a day where I don’t have to do it…well, let’s just say that I got my eight hours and then some.

And that’s something new. For so long, I’d tried to convince myself (and my body) that I could skate by on 7 and a half hours of sleep. I mean, come on, it’s almost eight hours. That’s enough, right?

Right?

Well, it turns out that hasn’t been working as well as it used to – honestly, if it ever worked at all. I’m sure I survived some of those Fridays on sheer bull-headedness and caffeine.

I’ve decided that the time has come to stop fighting physiology. That extra thirty minutes wasn’t doing me any good if I’m trying to be productive AND staggering around struggling to wake up.

I’d like to say that it’s been working, but it’s only been a week…with a holiday dropped right in the middle of it.

Schedule = messed up.

Next week, I’ve shaved a few days off the work week on account of my Birthday, so I won’t be able to tell if changing up my schedule to get a solid eight hours of sleep a night will have any real impact. I’m betting it will.

I’ll keep you posted.

Be sure to stop by on Sunday for the usual post.

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Be safe Y’All.

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