Random Short Story: Some People’s Comments

“You are not suffering from lack of sleep then !” Some people are just so unthoughtful ! How would you feel if a nurse told you you weren’t suffering from lack of sleep because your baby slept through the night?! I know some people are worse off but I have been feeling exhausted, physically and mentally, and that is the last thing I want to hear right now…that I shouldn’t be tired  because my daughter sleeps at night. She does sleep. But she doesn’t sleep 24/7 !! And there are plenty other things a new mum has to adjust to and actually do during the day. I am really upset that she would just say that although I am sure she meant well but still. I have just been very sensitive on people’s comments about everything-parenting. Whether it’s “she’s using a pacifier already???”, or a “you are not breastfeeding anymore !”, I really don’t see the point. And I don’t like that.

How to Cope with Fatigue or how I became addicted to Red Bull

Hi, My name is Deb and I am a Red Bull addict.

My last episode of Red Bull addiction dates back to university. I was working, living the life and studying a lot. My body on its own couldn’t handle it so I needed something to help. This is when I started drinking The Drink. I would either have one when I had long essays to write, to help me think straight despite the extreme fatigue I was suffering from or I would get one to help me stay up late enough to go party on the weekends. I realized pretty quickly that it wasn’t good for me. I would be very alert for a bit and suddenly feeling more exhausted than I ever was. My heart would beat faster than normal and I would feel sick. I stopped drinking it for those reasons. It didn’t make me feel good.

But I didn’t learn my lesson. As soon as I stopped breastfeeding, I started drinking it again. And man ! I really shouldn’t. Red Bull is not good for me. Red Bull is not good for me. Red Bull is not good for me.

So, please, dear blog reader, help me. What are other (healthy !) ways of coping with fatigue? Does Red Bull have any effect on you?