How To Solve Your Sleep Problems And Improve Your Productivity
Solve your sleep problems first if you want to become more efficient at work. Let’s see how you can do it.
Who would say that when you solve your sleep problems you get more done?
But it’s true and that’s what I’m here to share with you.
We’re getting started with the second month of the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You.
During the first month, I shared with you the impact of taking care of your body when it comes to efficiency.
The theme for the next weeks is going to be Recovery.
When you talk about moving more and adding more to-dos to your routine, you have to think about recuperation too.
Unless you get enough rest, there’s no way your body and your mind will be able to do their job properly.
If you have problems sleeping at night, check these tips below.
Sleep problems vs Productivity
According to a Harvard research study from 2011, for the average worker, insomnia leads to the loss of 11.3 days’ worth of productivity each calendar year.
It’s a lot, isn’t it?
Now fast forward 5 years and try to imagine the results today.
Because we know working conditions only get tougher by the day.
Think of yourself.
How have your sleeping habits changed in the past years?
The thing is: when you sleep better, you work better and produce more.
After a good night sleep, you’re more alert and focused and that leads to better decision making and faster action. You also make fewer mistakes.
Sleep deprivation, on the other hand, leads to stress, a well-known productivity killer.
The longer you experience sleep problems, the more will symptoms worsen.
Too much sleep
With that said, one should also keep an eye on oversleeping.
Unless you’re an athlete who trains 2, 3 or more sessions per day, staying in bed for more than 11 hours isn’t a good sign either.
If you feel depleted all the time and no matter how much you sleep, it never seems enough, you should start looking outside of the box:
- How is your nutrition?
- Do you exercise regularly?
- Do you present any signs of depression?
It’s possible that your excessive tiredness is linked to other triggers.
Your body might be telling you to hit snooze, but in fact, it means something else.
Be mindful and listen to your body.
How to sleep better
The amount of hours you should sleep every night is personal.
The minimum of 8 hours is common, but you might be OK with 7 hours like me or need at about 10.
To solve your sleep problems, it’s better to develop a consistent pattern.
Going to bed and waking up around the same time might sound boring, but works great to promote recovery.
Ideally, even if you need an alarm clock, your body should be prepared to get up at the usual time.
But if you keep on messing up your hours, there’s no way you’ll develop a habit.
If you’re having trouble sleep, don’t try self-medication. Not only it’s dangerous, but it may also worsen the problem.
Check these natural remedies and easy tips and sleep better again.
If the problem persists, don’t hesitate to consult your healthcare provider.
52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You
I’m hosting a 52-week productivity challenge on my Facebook Group #PlanWithDebbie.
You can read everything about the challenge here.
How the 52-week productivity challenge works
First of all, grab a copy of the list 52 Things That Are Killing Your Productivity .
After signing up, you’ll be invited to join the Facebook group #PlanWithDebbie.
On the group, I’ll share daily prompts during the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You.
I’ll guide you through a brand-new topic each week.
From Monday through Friday, you’ll learn how you can use Mindful Planning™ to:
- Become more efficient
- Save time
- Manage stress
- Achieve your goals
You can start the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You at any moment of the year.
And you choose whether to follow every single week or to focus on your personal pain points.
If you miss anything, you can always refer to older posts for catch-up or review.
All that FOR FREE!
See you at the challenge
The method I apply to the challenge is exactly the same one I use with my clients: Mindful Planning™.
It’s a 5-step method you can use to all aspects of your life become more productive one day at a time without added stress.
Come and join the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You today.
I’m looking forward guiding you towards a successful year and beyond!
Originally published at Debbie Rodrigues.