A couple weeks ago I was trying to hit a few deadlines and sacrificed some sleep in the process.
Historically, for me, sleep is always the first thing to go when the priorities pile up (even though I know, of course, that being rested is actually the best way to get your best work done…).
But beyond the productive benefits of getting good sleep, I had another thought:
It’s hard to be hopeful when you’re tired.
It’s hard to channel any sort of optimism, or to think about the future with stars in your eyes.
So, suddenly, that’s another reason to turn out the lights.
You’re preparing yourself for a more hopeful tomorrow.
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