Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A theory

3pm seems to be my witching hour. My brain shuts off and I have a strong desire to sleep/tune out.

I've decided it comes from being in school. From 1st-12th grade we go to school and get out at 3/3:30. My brain learned that those hours are the "off" hours and its time to go home eat cookies and watch Saved by the Bell. Now that I'm in the working world, my brain hasn't updated. I still want to kick off my shoes and have a snack when 3 rolls around!

I need to reprogram!!!

3 comments:

Seeking Solace said...

Mine usually comes around 1 PM. Mostly because during my off-time, that's when I take a nap!

Cheeky said...

This is totally the reason I go into work early - so in the afternoon when I am ready to go in to shutdown mode - I don't feel guilty or feel like I am slacking......

Anna May Won't said...

it seems there may be a biological reason for feeling tired at 3. "Some scientists think that a long sleep at night and a short nap during the midday represent human sleep behavior at its most natural." other countries have the right idea with an afternoon siesta. i know in china, towns and cities basically shut down between 12 and 3.

when i start feeling the afternoon blahs, i try to workout (schedule permitting) or at least take a short walk, or have a healthy snack like a yogurt, which has sugar but also protein so you won't crash later.