I teach a class on Saturday mornings from 9:00 - 12:00. I love my class. I am very excited about the subject. My students are amazing. I become my slightly hypomanic-self and I teach the heck out of that class.
Then I come home and collapse. This has been a regular pattern for some time now. That I have a headache. That I have no energy. That I cannot imagine doing anything in the afternoon.
Part of this is, I am sure, that I am dehydrated. I don't drink enough water.
Part of it may be a natural post-hypomanic-teaching slump.
Part of it may be that I have forgotten to take my Friday morning AND my Saturday morning meds for two weeks running. This would no doubt affect energy levels since bupropion is one of my morning meds.
I have also been cutting back or cutting out caffeine. So headaches, I suppose.
I want to find a way to normalize my Saturday afternoons. Have a plan. Do something enjoyable but not exhausting. Have patience to deal with bouncy children. Not abandon Spouse to deal with all things weekend.
Grateful Crap: my awesome class
mostly taking my meds (and NEVER missing my evening meds)
mostly almost always exercising
wearing my yellow glasses after 6pm (I have found it easier to wake in the morning...)
Quaker, teacher, parent,