What I found is simply more evidence to fuel my existing belief that getting more sleep is actually a good way to get more done. That might sound crazy, as being asleep means that you aren’t getting things done. Which is certainly true, but I feel that it helps you be more productive when awake – to the point of making the extra sleep worth it.
How does this relate to money? Well, I have read about many people who take pride in burning the midnight oil, so to speak, trying to get as much done as possible. These could be people who stay up late working on projects they brought home from the office, or it could be people moonlighting with a side business. Hello, fellow bloggers! 🙂
The thing is, when you shortchange yourself of necessary sleep on a regular basis, you get tired during the day. For me, being tired leads me to be less productive. Additionally, if I’m sleep deprived to a degree, I’ll be more likely to compromise food choices or skip workouts. This can’t help your health too much, right? Things are all connected, the healthier you are, the more likely you will be to obtain wealth.
I had several nights in a row of great sleep. As in, sleeping enough without feeling like I need more when I wake up. I have to say, catching up on sleep – if you’re not regularly getting great sleep – is a way to feel supercharged. This helped me get so much done, and be able to balance work with relaxation in a way that just seemed to be really effective. Try it sometime, let me know what you think!
There is no need to feel guilty about not working late into the night on projects, not making those sacrifices to “get ahead”, or whatever other reasons we have for giving up sleep. In the end, a good night’s sleep just may be more profitable overall!
My Questions for You:
Do you regularly get a good night’s sleep?
If not, is it because you are trying to get things done?
Do you agree with the notion that it is not lazy to value a full night of sleep every night, and it’s actually smarter than burning the midnight oil?