The Olympics have officially defeated me. I’m so tired today I’m finding it hard to get started on anything. We’ve been watching the Olympics every night since they started. In the beginning,
I was able to stay awake for a good portion of the swimming and gymnastics that aired at night. Unfortunately, I was still awake at 5:30am every day because of my dog. That meant at best five and a half hours of sleep each night. I don’t need a full eight hours of sleep to function, but I need more than that.
This week, i have still tried to stay awake for the later events but I have instead been asleep on the couch. I eventually wake up and go to bed, but then it takes me a few minutes to get back to sleep. So, I’m getting a little more sleep, but it is interrupted sleep. I’m still up around 5:30am every day with the dog. Tonight, the gold medal match of women’s beach volleyball starts late so I will be fighting to stat awake again..
All of this combined with my increase in general anxiety and depression due to a return to the bad news of the pandemic have left me completely exhausted. I’m ready for the end of the games so I can go to bed at a reasonable time again without feeling like I’m missing something.