However, Mondays don't stop or slow down for you to get your bearing. They come crashing at you full force in all their relentless business and loudness and craziness. For me, Mondays are also very jam packed, not much time to breathe days.
During afterschool snack time, with my youngest, I felt like I just needed something to help me power through the afternoon. I was basically counting the hours until I could crawl back into the bed. My "go to" snack was a rice cake with peanut butter (sometimes it's Almond Butter) with sliced apples. It's the perfect combination of carbs, fat and protein. It's one of my favorites, although I'm such a peanut butter lover that I have to keep myself from sneaking too much peanut butter! It actually did make me feel better for a couple of hours.
My brain was still full of fog, so I completely forgot to order the Chic-fil-a biscuits for one of my sons' bible study the next morning. (Therefore, this morning at 7 am I had to backtrack to feed 16 starving 13 year olds. For them, at that hour, it's all about the biscuits!) During homework, I wasn't very good helping with long division for another son. Have you ever tried to teach long division with no brain in your head? I muddled through preparing something for dinner. However, at this moment I have no idea what it was. I think I was on autopilot.
The best thing about yesterday? Getting into the bed at 9 pm. It was heaven. Even better, was waking up this morning NOT feeling like I had been beaten with a baseball bat.
I've posted before on getting enough rest and how important it is for our overall health. I used to be able to go days with very little sleep. However, I can see how so many accidents happen from merely not getting enough sleep! So, my advice is to do whatever you have can to get enough rest! For me, it will be finding another bed . . .
What do you do to fall asleep? How do you make it through the day when you are dog tired?