Aww ​honey. You Look Exhausted.

No one wants to hear this. Let's assume that the person saying it means well and is considering your wellbeing, but really, when someone tells you that you look exhausted, tell me you don't think you look like this.


This picture was used on the ChurchLeaders.com website. It's not mine.

I want to talk about what might be making you so tired all the time if you're not working yourself into an early grave or staying up until the wee hours partying. Wake up, Sword Slingers, you're about to find some new energy.


Back before I knew better, I thought being tired after lunch and around dinner time was all part of circadian rhythm and that mine was fierce. After all, many places around the world have a siesta hour and why shouldn't they? The whole world seems to need a snooze at about 1:00-2:00 in the afternoon. It seems perfectly logical that if our bodies are screaming for sleep, we should all just lay our heads down like we used to do in preschool and take a nap for half an hour. While there still may be an element of truth to this, the honest to goodness facts are that, in America, we don't stop for naps. Period.


So what do you do when you're barely able to hold your eyes open and find yourself nodding off in that important meeting, and why the heck are you nodding off anyway if you got a decent night's sleep? I know that is a lot of questions to answer all at once so let's start with the basics.


How much are you sleeping at night? This is such a debated topic and honestly, just as it is for food, it really depends on your own body's needs to decide the right amount of sleep for you. For example, my body thrives on about 6.5 to 7.5 hours of sleep a night. If I get more than that, I'm slee