Many years ago a 55-year-old lady, separated public servant living in a household of one, made the following reply concerning her energy levels : ” I go into work on Monday and I cope. By Wednesday I am exhausted. By Friday I am on my knees. I spend the whole weekend in bed and then begin the whole performance again on Monday morning “.
Some individuals have almost zero energy: They wake in the morning and when they go to bed they struggle energy wise.
Some individuals have a ‘fixed, but very limited energy budget ‘ – in other words they may have enough energy to last till mid morning, sometimes to lunchtime, sometimes till late afternoon. Once that the time of day comes their energy is ‘shot’ and they may be waiting anxiously for their partner to come home cook supper, poor children to bed et cetera.
Many individuals who fall into either of these two groups may also have fluctuating blood sugar and find that there energy levels fall precipitously every hour and they need to keep themselves stoked up on coffee, sweet items et cetera.