Invest in your sleep

In case you missed the first post in this series, here it is: Finding time to do the stuff you really want to do: Tip number one. Tips number one and two really go together. I put time off first, because without time off you can’t get away from your daily life for long enough to take action on the other stuff! Really important that you WRITE DOWN what it is you need to find time to do and WHY. If you haven’t done that, find half an hour today to make some notes.

Here’s tip number two:

2. Invest in your sleep. Countless research reports tell us that sleep is so important for our health and well-being. It tends to get overlooked, and some people even advocate getting less sleep so that you’ll become more productive – not true.

The most overlooked health concern?

Read some of the sleep research. I suggest Richard Wiseman’s Night School. Before anything else – because it improves everything else – invest in your bedroom – make it as comfortable as possible – and invest in your bedtime routine. From what I’ve read, it seems to me that sleep is the number one most overlooked health concern. Getting the right amount of sleep helps regulate your mood, helps boost your immune system and it even seems like it could stop you putting on weight.

Worth a watch

The BBC recently produced a really interesting programme called The Truth About Sleep where Michael Mosley looked into some of the latest research. (It depends whereabouts in the world you’re reading this but hopefully you’ll be able to access the link. ) It’s worth a watch if you can access it. Here’s a review of the programme that sums up the main points.

Sleep comes first

Getting the right amount of sleep comes first before you make a start on your goals because it’s preparation for absolutely everything else, and it gives you a more positive outlook, and it keeps you motivated, and it’s good for your health. Do your research. Find out how to get a better night’s sleep. Even if that’s not possible now, make plans to improve your sleep later. Before you invest in anything else, invest in your sleep.

Check out these great productivity resources.

Up next: Tip number 3. By the way, all the tips in this series are linked out from here.

 


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