Last night, instead of working on NaNoWriMo, I went to bed at half past ten, having spent the last hour and a half before then in a zombie-like state. I don’t think I’ve run up a sleep deficit in the short period since last weekend, when I slept into the afternoon on two consecutive days.
I was irritable and unable to focus on Monday. I eat constantly if food’s in front of me (breakfast included chocolate) – if not, I can’t be bothered to fetch it or prepare it.
Yep, looks like seasonal depression is hitting me early this year. I’d better hit the Vitamin D, hard.
Evening Update: Strangely, this does not affect productivity at work – in fact, I’ve been unusually focused and productive all day, producing over 4000 words of new translations. I’ve also been much more organized; organization has been a known weak spot in my work performance but today and yesterday I’ve done fine at it. Just maybe the extra sleep has helped me after all.
Also, I’ve gone back to working on my NaNoWriMo project. It’s not easy but I will make quota and maybe a little more.