Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I Hate Daylight Savings Time

This whole "spring forward" thing just plain sucks. Chronic sleep deprivation + post call + losing an hour of sleep had me very unhappy this weekend.

Fortunately, the weather has been lovely, so we planted a tree and some azaleas this weekend. Now, I have new flowers, 2 new trees, a few herbs, and re-organized landscaping. There is something healing about planting something.

I'm not a great example of how to keep yourself healthy during internship, but I do my best. I'm averaging 1 workout per week, which isn't great, but it's better than 0 workouts per week (baby steps, people, baby steps). I'm really trying to eat better, making overall healthy choices and not drinking sodas unless I'm on call. I planted some green things in the ground. We're hanging out with our neighbors more often. I actually sat down with a huge stack of NEJM's, JAMA's, and Green Journals a couple of weeks ago and skimmed/read them all (which also got them off my coffee table). We bought a Roomba, which is helping keep the cat hair at bay.

If we could only invent a pill that instantly gave you all the sleep you were missing (without taking away the time to get all that sleep), I'd be set.


Deidre said...

They have such pills. They're called amphetamines.

Midwife with a Knife said...

I thought that pill was called Modafinil/ Provigil?

I keep trying to figure out how to get my hands on that...although it does seem too good to be true.

Heatlh and Advocate said...

That's a very difficult one. Congratulations.