Wednesday, 24 September 2008
I Overdid It, I Think
After having what I thought was a pretty good day on Monday, I now think that I may have overdone things a little. I spent the whole day studying, and I was really pleased with what I had achieved. Monday evening I was even considering starting to write the essay that would form the first part of my first TMA. In the end I thought better of it and sat down with my knitting for an hour or so before going to bed and reading my latest library book before settling for the night.
It took me quite a while to get to sleep, but when I did, I slept, and slept, and slept. In fact, apart from having to get up a couple of times to answer the call of nature, I slept most of yesterday. Sleep came pretty easily last night too; I was asleep by 9pm and then slept through the night, and after being up for a short while this morning I went back to sleep until midday.
This afternoon I have managed to stay awake. It's been difficult at times but I have managed it. I won't be staying up late tonight, and I hope that sleep will come easily again. I'm not exactly sure what is wrong with me. I can't say that it is depression that is making me like this, but I can't say it isn't either. I have made some tentative plans for tomorrow. I shall get up and get myself ready to go and do a little bit of food shopping. And then, if I am still feeling okay I shall do some more studying. I'm still not sure whether this will be achieved by starting work on the first essay or reading the next chapter in the course book. Much as I find essay writing difficult these days, I have a feeling that it may turn out to be preferable to looking at Art History and Art Appreciation. My problem is that I know what art that I like and what I dislike. I do not believe that analyzing it to bits is going to make me like something that I didn't like before. But I guess that is what I am going to have to do for the second part of my first TMA.
So I shall take it easy for the rest of this evening, go to bed at a reasonable hour, read a couple of chapters from my library book and hopefully drop off fairly easily. Then whatever, I do tomorrow I will try to ensure that I don't overdo things. After all, I am about 7 weeks ahead of where I need to be with my studying at the moment, so I am managing quite well.