Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fatigue and Emotions

From TODAY, Voices
Monday August 11, 2008

By Dr James Dobson

Ever notice how much better life seems to look after a good night’s sleep?

One mum told of coming home so depressed she could not seem to face her family.

For no reason, she seemed angry with her husband and children. All she wanted to do was go to bed.

But the next morning she woke up feeling perfectly fine – as if all her problems had gone away.

She wondered if something was wrong with her, but what she was experiencing is actually not that uncommon.

She was exhausted – physically and mentally – and it skewed her perception of reality.

American football coach Vince Lombardi once said: “Fatigue makes cowards of us all” and he was right.

That’s why I recommend that couples never talk about highly emotional subjects when they are exhausted.

The best thing we can do when we are tired is – you guessed it – get some sleep!

You will be much more effective in dealing with difficult situations when you are rested.
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