Tuesday, January 3, 2012

This is just plain ridiculous.

Yesterday, I spent about 11 hours pruning and editing my AHA paper.

Today, it's almost noon, and I've done nothing. I seem to have used up all my ability to get any work done at all.

What the hell?

9 comments:

jo(e) said...

Maybe you need a break.

Janice said...

Eleven hour days always make me pretty much useless the next day. It's like all-nighters: fine in theory but with a tendency to backlash in practice!

Comrade PhysioProf said...

What's ridiculous? You worked your fucken brain's asse offe one day, and the next day you are tired. Your brain is no different from your legs. It's called "physiology"!

Anonymous said...

I do that all the time! I think of it as work cycling, like calorie or carb cycling - best way to maintain optimum output

Ink said...

You are germinating creatively whilst doing other things (or no other things). Good job!

TheHappierMe said...

11 hours of anything is total burnout. I too am useless after anything with that much time commitment. No doubt you were productive at least.

Dr. S said...

Um, this is exactly the way I work all the time: I go all out and then spend days recovering. I've been working on not feeling bad about the recovery times...

Agreed on what everyone else has said, as well: you need a break; you're tired; you're also still germinating; you were productive (and are a rockstar).

I continue to think that you historians have a better acronym than we do: AHA beats MLA every time.

Historiann said...

How was the conference? My usual AHA guest blogger was there (Classy Claude), but he said there wasn't really anything terribly interesting to report. Part of that is because he's neither interviewING nor an interviewER this year, and so just gave a paper, so he just didn't circulate or observe as much as he has in the past.

Will you do a report on AHA?

Angela said...

Well of course you are tired! I can't function the next day when I've spent literally all the day before working! Don't be so hard on yourself. Take some time to recover (I know this was a while ago, so to keep in mind for next time), and then get back to work. One thing they forget to teach you in grad school: self-care.