help me remember to eat and sleep during convention weekends
February 26, 2013 4:07 AM Subscribe
I go dancing at event weekends where there is fun stuff happening 20 hrs/day. I want to do all the things, but if I try, I wind up exhausted by day 3. How do I keep myself on track for basic functions like eating and sleeping while doing as many fun things as possible?
posted by tangaroo to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
At these events, there are workshops/competitions during the daytime, things to watch during the evening, and social dancing that runs late evening to early morning (say 7am). Typically I will stay up until 5 or 6am, which wrecks my sleep schedule, and b/c my internal clock doesn't let me sleep in, I will be up by midmorning 5hrs later. I try to take naps but am not very good at it.
I also fail to keep myself eating enough partly due to the irregular schedule and partly due to being distracted by all the fun things. My plan is to carry around more food so that I can constantly snack, and schedule in basic maintenance, but it's possible that the main issue is that given a choice between fun things and eating/sleeping that I'm prioritizing the fun things. Any suggestions on how to keep myself more healthy while doing all the things?