I’ve been absolutely hitting the wall every afternoon. I believe that my brain is very aware of the impending end of summer. Oh, I cannot wait for fall clothes… but I do so love bright summer mornings and the never-ending light of the nights.
Mornings are my jam. The minute my alarm goes off, I pretty much jump out of bed. (There’s about five seconds where I consider hitting snooze… but then I remember how nice it is to not feel rushed in the morning and I’m up!) I really tend to crank through detailed work all the way past noon and move into higher level thinking work for the afternoon. Maybe it’s the amount of stress I put on my brain for the thinking (I swear, thinking must burn as many calories as a marathon), but I get exhausted every day around 4.
When this happens, I have a few options. A quick walk up and down the stairs might do the trick. Or a longer walk to get coffee (obviously good for two reasons). Music is another option. It’s cheaper than coffee and does the trick when you can’t really get up from your desk.
Now, I have a bunch of playlists and stations set up for really slow, mellow music for white noise essentially while I’m heads down. Great for the morning. Not so great when I’m approaching (or hitting) that proverbial wall.
I had been playing songs on repeat on Youtube and Spotify (just upgraded to Premium!), but decided to just go ahead and make a playlist for that afternoon pick-me-up. So far, so good.
Any songs I should add? What song gets you pumped up?