Anna (arcanise) wrote,

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The broken clock is a comfort; it helps me sleep tonight

My Christmas vacation started today! It still hasn't really sunk in, but for the next two weeks, I have no classes to teach, no meetings to attend and no classes to prepare for (okay, just one, but I might skip it altogether cos I made plans to go to Hamburg before I knew we had a class next week...). And I don't think I've ever needed a vacation more than now... I still have two deadlines next week, because amazingly, the university decided that it's okay to start the vacation on the 24th of December. Uhm, what?

I had such a crazy, hectic week this week. I haven't had time to do anything but homework, preparing for my jobs, preparing a presentation for one of my classes, etc. I even only went out to do sports twice, which must be an all-time low record for me. Just cos I didn't have the time to take an hour to go for a run. I slept for only 6 hours for the past 4 nights, and I'm kinda exhausted now.

What's worse is that my neck really, really hurts. I don't know what it is - it might be stress-related, but it might also be something else. I have this weird thing with my neck, I've had it for a few years now. A few times a day I will feel a sort of cramp/stiff feeling in my neck/shoulders, and then I move my head sideways and it *cracks* and then the stiff feeling is gone. And I know it's bad, but for the past few years I've sort of been doing it without thinking about it. So I wonder if it might have something to do with that. I woke up yesterday and everything was fine, but then I spent 2 hours behind the computer working on that presentation, and when I got up to turn off the radio, the pain was suddenly there. I've put muscle oil on it 6 times since then, and it's gotten a bit better, but it's still really painful :( If it doesn't go away over the next few days, I should probably go see my doctor about it. Do not want. On the other hand, it could've been caused my stress and it also could've been caused my my terrible position when I'm sitting at my desk, doing stuff on my laptop. My desk is too low, and my desk chair is crap, and I know it's really bad for my back/neck/everything to sit like that.

So now I've taken my laptop and I moved to the couch, which is a lot more comfortable, actually. And I'm sure it's better for my neck too XD

And I'm so going to bed at 9 PM tonight and sleep for twelve hours straight.
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