I don’t know about you guys, but when I get tired, I get snappy. I mean like, snappy. I don’t think I have it in me to be friendly to anyone, especially when I wake up because of a text that reads “lol”. The brilliant 2-am-freshly-awoken version of myself somehow thinks that it’s a good idea to respond to texts. This doesn’t usually end well, and I always wake up in the morning baffled and slightly worried that I’ve pissed off some of my friends. Here’s how to survive…well, yourself.
Put. The phone. Away.
Don’t be like me and respond to texts when you’re half awake. You get irritated by whoever is on the other end in pretty much any typical situation. Put the texts on silent and the calls on loud. People tend to call when it’s really important.
Staying up late for no reason. It’s a thing.
I know you know what I mean. You look down at the time on your computer and it’s magically 4 am. How did that happen?! All you did was watch a couple episodes of…oh yeah. Avoid this situation at all costs. I’m a sucker for Food Network, but there comes a time of night when I start to consider whether another episode of beautiful, delicious-looking food is worth another hour of my conscious time.
Eat a big breakfast.
When 11 am hits, I’m dying at my desk. I tend to eat small breakfasts that I can take with me on the way to the bus in the morning, and that doesn’t bode well for my energy levels. The way I eat just doesn’t make sense, and you’re probably the same. You need the most energy in the morning, about the same at lunch, and less at dinner (because what do we really do after dinner anyway?). Keeping your energy levels more steady means that you’re less moody.
Coffee will not solve your problems.
It just gives you the shakes.
Be a good friend / girlfriend / boyfriend / sibling / child. Don’t snap – just sleep.