The super duper power of sleep makes life more productive.
After days of sleep deprivation, getting better sleep makes me feel super human.
Of course, with the time change, I feel like I’m going to bed way early.
As soon as I get done working, I think about crawling into my bed.
I don’t actually do that. Instead I have a bit to eat, watch a show and cuddle with the cat.
It is nice to be capable of thinking beyond the next item on my todo list.
I can really tell the difference now.
One night of good sleep, and I can think my way through the day.
A night of bad sleep, and all I seem to keep thinking about is sleep.
Early to Bed, Early to Rise
I find that if I go to sleep between 9:15 and 10:00pm, I tend to wake up around 4:30am.
That amount of sleep isn’t bad. A solid seven hours is a long time for me.
After seven hours of sleep, I can think more clearly.
I have more energy and can think beyond what has to get done. It lets me get to the things I actually would like to get done.
I worked for a couple of hours this weekend and it was nice to feel rested, and relaxed while doing a project.
It was more enjoyable and way more efficient.
Constant Email Stress
I find that the constant stress of “email dings” makes my productivity go down. A lot!
Is that email ding something I need to check on right now? Do I really need to do something about the content right away?
I think I can start making email updates something I do every 2 hours. I check my mail, sort and then proceed.
Learning to prioritize the things that need to get done.
This way, maybe my day will include some very productive moments of uninterrupted work.
Maybe even setting a limit will is enough? For example; I will process these three orders, then check my email.
I will prioritize these emails, then answer some bookkeeping questions.
Will more structure make my day more effective?
I guess I will find out.
What do you do to make your days productive and use your super duper power from sleep?
Get a little bit of training, to make sleep even better. Cheers!!