Help me get through the day. The long day. The month of long days.
June 9, 2010 7:35 PM Subscribe
For the next month I'll be working 13/14 hr days between two jobs, and taking an online college course. What can I do to make it through each day?
posted by carsonb to health & fitness (23 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
My typical day looks something like this:
2:30a - 3:30a : Wakeup
4:30a - 10a : Job 1
11a/12n - 6/8p : Job 2
Then home, tend cats, sleep.
This varies slightly throughout the week without much regard for weekdays/ends. No days off. Thankfully, neither job requires critical responsibility nor overly strenuous work, and I don't have any kind of social schedule to keep up. However, my class assigns about ~40 pgs of reading per weekday and coherent participation in online discussions. Eventually there will be papers and tests. Today is the first of these long days, and at this point my brain is complete mush. I'm nodding off, and dreaming of June being over.
I'd like to remain alert throught the day and capable of intelligent discussion, without relying on huge doses of caffiene and/or sugar (moderate doses are a given) and/or controlled substances (no thanks). What can I do/take/make/be to get me through each day and eventually through June without completely burning out?
Taking time off from one or the other jobs isn't an option, as the extra dough I'm making this month is going towards paying for another course next semester (then one more, then I'm done!).
FWIW: Job 1 is $bux; Job 2 is Library Clerk. Oh, and I'll be paring down the MeFi reading/participation... right after this question, of course.