And of course, my sleep and general schedule gets SNAFU’d as I work on reading, writing papers, studying for a test, and finishing projects. This semester will be like the rest in that regard, but totally unlike the rest as it is my last one in my MBA tenure.
One of the weird things I have discovered, though, is that I’m growing more accustomed to working on less sleep. For example, last night I couldn’t fall asleep before 11:30 (I’m usually out as soon as my head hits the pillow at 10:40 or 11), and I was up constantly. When I was asleep, I was frenetically dreaming, which tends to rob me of any “rest” I can get in my sleep.
But, I was still up at 5:40 this morning for my morning workout with my trainer, and have felt only minor tugs of tiredness at the edges of my consciousness. Compare this to how I felt this weekend, getting a full block of 8 hours of sleep and feeling like a sloppy mess when I was awake.
I don’t know if this is the “new normal” for me, but this time around with lack of sleep, I’m not as spazzy about figuring out how I’m going to make it up in the long run.