Who Has Time for Sleep?

There is so much I want to do, but there aren't enough hours in the day.
ADHD College Blog | posted by Rebeka Covell
The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD

One of my bad habits is really catching up with me lately. It’s called sleep deprivation.

I always stay up late because there are so many things to do that I don’t have the time for during the day. I go to work. With the commute I can forget the hours between 7am and 5pm. Then I try to go to the gym, but if I go to the gym I have to take a shower. If I take a shower, I have to blow dry my hair or else it will look terrible. And after that I really should do some homework for the course I’m making up over the summer. (More on that later.)

I feel like I’m the mouse in that children’s book If you Give a Mouse a Cookie. One thing leads to the other leads to the other and before I know it it’s 11pm. But the day doesn’t end there. I did all these things I needed to do, but I didn’t do any of the things I WANTED to do, like watch TV, surf the internet, read a book, or go shopping. One of my biggest pet peeves is that stores and businesses don’t stay open later. Some of us really like to do our shopping at 10pm, but that’s when the store closes. And the gym only stays open until 9, so God forbid I could do my errands first, thus avoiding the whole shower problem. By the time I get home from the store or simply finish unwinding after a stressful day of work, change into my gym clothes, and drive to the gym, it’s already 8:30, and I have a half hour to squeeze in a condensed workout before they close up. As much as it annoys me that everything closes so early (well to me it feels early) I guess it’s a good thing, because if everything was open 24/7 I’d really never sleep. No matter what time I go to bed, I still have to get up at 6am and start my day all over.

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