I’ve survived 5 days of working without falling asleep

You probably know how it goes. Sometimes you have to take over an important project, do something crazy or finish something you’ve promised to do, and you’ve misjudged the time it will take and you have to finish it before the deadline hits your face … with a chair. From time to time it happens to me as well. And when this happens, the only thing that you can do about it is stand right in front of the task, accept full responsibility and do it.

I’ve survived 5 days in a row without a single minute of sleep. And not even once, but multiple times, but only because i had to! And then I’ve found out that 5 days in a row is my maximum and what is the real price for not sleeping for such a long time and working instead.

First rule to stay awake and work for such a long time is, that you have to absolutely love what you’re doing. Trust me. There is no exception at all. For example, if you have to finish a project for work, you have to love your job, because if not, you will most probably fail.

And, if you really have to stay awake for a long time, try to avoid drinking energy drinks. I’ve tried and it’s not a good idea. They may help you for a while but then your stomach will try to eat you from inside. And if it’s possible, it’s good to drink only water and green tea, this works for me.

Well, and maybe one more important thing. Try to avoid any arguments. Or maybe better, try to avoid people at all. You should keep on mind, that your brain starts to work differently, which means that you start to worry about everything, your creativity level begins to approach zero and you'll be less focused.

And my advise about not sleeping? If you don’t have to do it, then don’t do it. It’s not healthy after all and in most cases, it’s not worth it.

I know that at the end of the hard work and not sleeping comes the feeling of happiness, which I like very much, but it disappears in a minute, so it’s always better to get some sleep instead.

Thanks for reading

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