I have had such a hard time getting back into the swing of things. It's been 10 days since I left the U.S, 8 days since I arrived in Zambia and nearly 4 days that I've been back home. So why do I still feel draggy? I have always considered myself one of those people that doesn't get jet-lag because I usually just adapt quickly to my new time zone. I don't wander the halls at night. I go to bed at a reasonable time and wake up in the morning as usual.
So what on earth is this new development? I'm sleeping fine at night but I can't seem to get my butt in gear all day long. I'm having trouble focusing on tasks and I feel the need to nap all day long. I've been working out so it isn't a need for exercise....
I'm wondering if it is sensory overload plain and simple. I just spent the last 2 months running around like a crazy woman: Criss-crossing the U.S, speaking before crowds, catching up with relatives and spending time with my older children. Not that I didn't thoroughly enjoy every minute of my time in the States (well, nearly every minute anyway...lol), I really had a good time. I love my job!
Now I've come back to my 'other' life. I have piles of work to catch up on that accumulated during my absence as well as the usual work of running a home for children as well as caring for my own family.
I've been working out in my living room (yoga and Jillian Michaels) but I have no desire to go out to walk/run. I feel like hibernating.
Geesh, I look exhausted here!
Could it be that I just need to adjust and give my body (and spirit) time? Maybe I need more vitamins? What do you think? Have you felt that type of exhaustion before that had nothing to do with newborn babies? What did you do to combat it?