Thoughts on sleep.
I'm grateful for this pandemic because it really taught me the importance of sleep.
For the longest time, I've always slept <7 hours a day and I never felt any motivation to do anything.
However, because of the pandemic, I was able to gain 1-2h of sleep which made a HUGE difference in productivity.
I feel completely different when I'm running on a 7-8h of sleep. I'm motivated and can easily cruise through my to-dos and can produce a lot in one day.
Whenever I'm last minute for my newsletter, I usually go to sleep pretty late on Tuesday and send it out much later (around midnight - 1am instead of the usual 7-9PM).
Instead of sleeping earlier on Wednesday, I usually try to compensate by working more and end up sleeping late. This then creates a cycle where I become less productive (because lack of sleep) and sleep later to try and compensate for my lack of productivity.
I realize that I should really focus on prioritizing my sleep above all. It's literally the best way for me to be productive the next day and it's not worth it to deprive myself of sleep just to maintain my streak on futureland 😅.
Sleep early. And maybe the next day I'll be able to be doubly productive!
tldr; Sleep >>>>>>>>>>