Who are you when you are hungry? I am Mr. Sleepy Head…
Staying sharp during the day is a challenge when you are a busy father of 3 and a full time student. How many times do you yawn during the day? For some the answer maybe, once or twice. For me, the answer is quite frequently during all hours of the day. Attending school is no joke, trust me, it’s easier said than done. For me, studying poses a real conflict in the wee hours of the night, all I want to do is fall as sleep, but I know that I have to try to stay awake to cram for the test the next day. For some, studying at night is not productive; however, for me night time is the best time for studying as the kids are in bed and the house is quiet. Most nights, after my wife goes to bed, I raid my secret chocolate stashes for a quick snack that helps me stay sharp during my late night studying sessions.
If you are wondering what a chocolate stash is? The answer is easy, it is exactly as it sounds, but with a twist. For me, my chocolate stash is my number one college survival gear. My chocolate stash has plenty of chocolate, candy, chocolate cookies and everything in between. You get the idea, right? Therefore, my number one priority is to keep my stashes stocked at all times to avoid me turning into Mr. Sleepy head and not accomplishing anything. Last week, while shopping at my local Family Dollar store, I stocked up on some of my favorite SNICKERS® varieties: SNICKERS® Almond & SNICKERS® Peanut Butter Squares, more Almond variety than Peanut Squares, cause I cannot resist almonds. Lord Delicious, yum!
My chocolate stashes have served me well during the past months, however, recently I have taken a step further. To make sure that I am always stocked up and it is always at arm’s reach. My secret stash hiding places have moved from one specific areas to now the closest, the china cabinet, the book shelf closet, TV console, and the newest area: my book bag.
At school, while yawning in class and feeling like Mr. Sleepy head is coming, I reach into my book bag and eat a SNICKERS® Almond, then I am good for the rest of the class and for a few hours after that. I usually carry more than one SNICKERS® Almond bar for a quick satisfying snack, it’s a great snack to have at any time for the day. They are versatile, they fit almost anywhere, even in your pocket, great size for my book bag.
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If you are a college student or a busy dad, I would love to hear how you keeps you satisfied and full of energy to keep up with everything going on in your life. Drop me a note in the comment section below.