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    Still taking naps

    So since my breakdown and medical leave i have been taking naps many days. I start my new job tomorrow and I hope that being active at work will mean it just doesn't come up, however I am a little concerned about my energy long term and my mental functions. This new job has a lot fewer tasks to juggle and that is good, just nervous.

    I cannot keep my eyes open, gonna rest

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    Tomorrow is my first day of retirement. Don't worry about your naps, I'll take them for you.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Alan, I wonder when it will feel real. Enjoy to orrow! My first week of retirement had perfect spring weather. It was gorgeous! The entire summer was gorgeous, actually,

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    Good Alan, about 2 in the afternoon, preferablyon the couch but you can take my naps outside on a hammock also

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    Zoe, I have been dealing with severe family issues around my aging parents, and every time I have come back from seeing them I have been exhausted, and it is hitting again now as I face my husband's health issues and knowing I have to travel back to my parents. I have trouble sleeping at night, and then all day I am so tired that sometimes I can barely make it to the bed by about 2 or 3 in the afternoon. I am not a napper, but I think the severe exhaustion is a symption of stress and depression for me.

    So hopefully, your new job will help you to "wake up". But don't underestimate how exhausting unrelenting, unbearable stress can be.

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    Tybee, sorry to hear about your husband’s health issues. When my parents needed help I was younger because I am the baby of the family. Even though I had kids at home I was younger so had more energy.

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    I feel a great deal of relief that the only health problems I have to deal with actively now are my own, manageable ones. Caretaking is grueling, emotionally and physically. Please do everything you can to take care of yourself.

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    Congrats Alan!

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    I can't speak to how the breakdown affects things since, thankfully, I haven't had to deal with that. But I can say that back in 2001/2002 I was unemployed for 10 months and got into a sleep schedule that wasn't compatible with 9-5 employment. Basically I'd sleep 5-6 hours per night midnightish-early morning, get up at whatever time I woke, do job search stuff, go for a long bike ride or roller blade late morning/early afternoon and then take a 2-3 hour nap every afternoon. When I finally went back to work in June 2002 the first couple of weeks were tough. But my sleep pattern eventually sorted itself out. For the first couple of months after I started working again I tended to avoid making weekday evening commitments though so that I could go home and sleep if I felt like I needed to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Tomorrow is my first day of retirement. Don't worry about your naps, I'll take them for you.
    Enjoy your retirement! I certainly do.

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