In this infinite quest for the top performance, we can develop the habit of working hard, very hard, and even too hard.
At some point, it is not the number of hours that you put on the job that should matter.
What matters, it’s the results that you can achieve.
And top results require that you maintain healthy habits. That includes knowing when to stop working, eating well, learning to de-stress… and sleep.
Sleep is an essential component of maintaining good health. I know how easy it is to work late, too late, and have nights too short. Then we rely on coffee to maintain our productivity level.
Working long hours in the evening and relying on coffee to save us from the damage of a short night should not be viewed as the best option. Seriously, sometimes we get more results if we sleep well and work a normal day.
So this post includes articles on sleep, its importance and its benefits.
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Are You A Sleep Sick Leader
An important aspect that helps lower our stress levels is getting regular, restful sleep. Sadly, many leaders experience periods of inadequate sleep that can last from just a few days, to several weeks or even longer.
When this happens, leaders ability to deal with stress weakens.
Additionally, the frustration of not being able to either get to sleep, or stay asleep, adds to leaders source of stress and can eventually lead to burnout!
Some Serious Questions
- Leaders, are you part of the Sleep Sick Society?
- Do you ignore the fact that you are tired?
- Do you do too much, and stress yourself to the point of exhaustion?
Sleep as the Cornerstone to Good Health
By Amber Merton on February 9, 2013
Getting good quality sleep every night is imperative to good physical and mental health. It could be said that sleep is the glue that keeps us functioning normally as human beings. Discussed below are four specific consequences of sleep and physical health, followed by four specific consequences of sleep and mental health.
5 Healthy Habits That Help You Sleep
Sometimes there just isn’t enough coffee in the world to wake us up in the morning – But how do you make sure you’re getting good, quality Z’s at night? Here are five healthy habits that will help you sleep:
Michel Dion, PMP, CPA
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