Sleep deprivation is a major issue around the world as people make a valiant effort to keep up with technology in order to get ahead. The problem is that humans are not machines and our goal in that effort is completely misplaced. Technology should be viewed as a compliment rather than the competition. You see when we use technology the way it was designed then we are actually able to live the way we were designed. Let me explain.
There are 5 major human functions that contribute to our most basic quality of life, namely staying alive. They include: breathing, eating, toileting, moving, and sleeping. That last one is where we find a great number of people attempting to cheat the law and minimizing the actual benefits. I fell into that category for quite some time until I had the rule reemphasized for me not long ago.
As a solopreneur, there just seems to not be enough hours in the day. Beyond all the ideas there are to work on and build out there are all those little administrative tasks that you think will only take a few minutes and end up taking a few hours and zapping the majority of your brain power. I remember staying up late nights into early mornings thinking I could cheat the clock and get more accomplished. What was really happening was that I was spending what was left of my energy trying to stay awake and only getting done half as much with a quarter of the accuracy that I could if I’d just gone to bed and gotten a good night's sleep. Does that sound like you? Have you done that in the past or are you riding that midnight train right now?
People often misjudge desk work because of the decreased movement. What they’re missing though is the increased brain activity. The brain is the biggest muscle in our body and the most active around the clock. It’s also the greatest super computer on the planet which cannot be duplicated no matter how hard a person may try. So everything outside of our brain is either going to be a help or a hindrance where accomplishing the tasks of our goals and assignments are concerned.
What we need on the most essential levels are: clean air to breathe, good (for you) food to eat, at least 3 visits to the toilet each day, stimulating exercise to maintain mobility, and 8 hours of sleep. Yup, I wrote that. Read that again…. What we need on the most essential levels are: clean air to breathe, good (for you) food to eat, at least 3 visits to the toilet each day, stimulating exercise to maintain mobility, and 8 hours of sleep.
There’s no getting around it. There’s no cheating the system. There are no extra hours in a day. Believe me when I say that if you don’t get the GREAT 8 you will pay. There’s either sleep deprivation or death. And yes, one can lead to the other. So do us all a great favor and get your GREAT 8. Even if you sleep for 6 hours at night and take a 2 hour midday nap.
Sleep deprivation is a serious sin. I’ve experienced some challenging consequences in the past due to my efforts toward cheating sleep. I speak more about this in my upcoming book. However, if you’re a solopreneur building and maintaining your business all alone then feel free to reach out for some back office assistance here. Whether it’s mindset coaching or money management you prefer, we’re ready to educate, guide, and support you on your journey to self sufficiency and ultimate success. It’s not about using the maximum time you can in a day but rather maximizing your use of the time you have in a day. There are 168 hours in a week. What are you accomplishing with your time?
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Kevette Minor Kane,CFEI, CEIP
Financial Liberation Expert
MarimorLife LLC, Mindset & Money Management
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