蘋果派生活美語 熬夜不睡覺?

出版時間 2021/11/18
想到某些待辦事項沒有馬上處理,可能會讓人失眠。蘋果派生活美語
想到某些待辦事項沒有馬上處理,可能會讓人失眠。蘋果派生活美語

Burning the Candle at Both Ends

熬夜不睡覺?

We’ve all been there. Tired after a long day, we tell ourselves that we will go to sleep by 10:00 p.m. “If I get to bed at 10, I’ll be asleep by 11,” you find yourself thinking. The result? You go to bed at one in the morning, just like every other night. Why do we keep letting ourselves down?

There are a number of reasons for why we end up staying awake. We might think of something and worry we will forget it unless we do it “right now.”

我們都有過這樣的經歷。度過了漫長的一天而感到疲倦無比,我們告訴自己晚上十點就要上床睡覺。「如果我十點睡覺,我會在十一點之前就睡著」,你發現自己這樣想著。結果呢?你卻凌晨一點才去睡,就如同其他每晚一樣。為什麼我們總是讓自己失望呢?

有一些原因能解釋我們為何最終會一直醒著不睡。我們可能會想到一些事情並擔心會忘記它,除非我們「馬上」就去做。

生活必備字詞:

asleep a. 睡著的

let sb down 讓某人感到失望

end up V-ing 最後∕到頭來……

I believe that bad people will end up getting what they deserve.

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本文節錄自《常春藤生活英語》雜誌,完整內容請見十一月號。