It’s been very hard to get into a rhythm today.
After 4 days away from the office I feel like my wheels are spinning in the dirt and I’m not moving anywhere.
Maybe I’ll find some grip and dig in and actually start moving….some time around ….Wednesday…
I am so poor at the moment. I hate being poor, but then when I am flush (Wedneday!), I wonder why I can’t live like I am poor at the beginning of the pay-cycle so that when I reach the end of the fortnight I can still have money.
Maybe I should try that. Pretend I have no money until next Wednesday and then start spending for one week and then I’ll be ok when I get my next pay and I won’t be scrambling for peanuts on the weekend before payday…
This reminds me… I’ve always liked the idea of making up your own sleeping and waking patterns.
I once read a story about a guy who would sleep on an 18 hour cycle* , so that sometimes when it was 4 am, he would be in the middle of his day. I always found this very interesting. Imagine if we all just had our own cycle and determined when we slept or awoke. Why do we need to be tied down to a regime of day and night. Who says night is when we have to sleep?
Night and day are something that I think we all just presume is set in stone. I like the idea of being able to get up, feeling refreshed and awake at 1am and starting your day. I guess that is how it is for shift workers. I have never done shift work (11.30 to 20.00 doesn’t count). I admire people who can do it.
I have just been reading about Polyphasic Sleep. Sleep for 30 minutes, every 4 hours. It’s only around 3 hours a day, but some people say this can lead you to have 21 hours of alertness a day. Hmm…3 hours of sleep a day? I could handle that. I mean, I like my sleep, but how much of our life is wasted with shut-eye? (219,000 hours or 9,125 days if you get 8 hours a night for 75 years!)
I have always been a huge advocate of the traditional 8 hours a night (8 1/2 if you can get it). I personally find I am a much nicer and happier person when I’ve had a good chunk of sleep. But I still struggle to get up in the morning, even with a nice 8 hours under my belt (not that I wear a belt to bed. That would be just weird).
I dunno what I am crapping on about today, but hey. I just felt like typing….something that wasn’t printer/pc/email/annoyingpeoplewhothinkthey’remoreimportantthanthenextguy related!
* Could have been 20. Could have been 30. I can’t actually remember how many hours it was.. Anyone heard this one?