Today I had an early morning shift. It’s an “open” shift. Surprisingly, I was not tired for it. I had a closing shift the night before and didn’t get out until 10:45pm. I had to go back in at 8am. Not a lot of time. But I managed it.I was doing whatever work my manager was telling me and I worked as best as I could. When the manager was leaving, she said that I was doing good work. Out of the blue. I’m not sure if she said that just to boost my morale or something, but I’ll take it. It feels nice to be recognized for something. The work was menial and wasn’t that difficult, but I guess I must’ve lived up to her work standards in one way or another.
I realized that what my body needs is a good night’s rest. I’ve been getting interrupted sleep. I don’t get much rest. Perhaps 5 or 6 hours tops. No wonder my body just seem to want to shut down after I eat something. It’s trying to make up for the deficit. My habit of listening to podcasts and/or YouTube personalities talking and lulling me to sleep is taking a toll on me. I realize that even though I’m not consciously processing the information, my brain is still doing work in the background and not resting like it should. I quit this habit last night and this morning woke up feeling relatively refreshed. I was well enough to be able to work at almost peak performance efficiency. Also, it’s been over a week since I quit soda and any sugary drinks in general. Tbh, it’s not as hard to quit compared to PMO. Probably because I wasn’t as dependent on it as I was with PMO. But now even PMO seem like a distant challenge. Baby steps. That’s all it takes. One foot in front of the other. One at a time.