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Morning Motivations

It's officially after 9:30 in the morning and I feel so unmotivated. I could care less about taking a walk or feeling this summer sun recharge the melanin of my skin. I'm feeling pretty exhausted. A little drained. Mentally fogged.

It's my own fault, really. I fell asleep after midnight. No, I didn't stay up to binge OITNB as planned. I haven't even started the new season yet. That, I'm surprised. I was up reading, chatting on Twitter, and drowning in YouTube.

The weird thing is that even though currently I'm psychologically affected by this sleep deprivation, my body allowed me to sleep for 9 hours. The National Sleep Foundation states the recommendation for adults is around 7 to 9. The last few weeks, I would get up religiously at 7 a.m. regardless of whether I had a proper 8 hours or if I'd fallen asleep at 3 a.m.

There has be a link. A link to sleep and our motivations to get up in the morning to push on with the day. The lack of sleep seems to be a…

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