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My Insomnia was Gone When Facebook Group Went Down

Finally, a good time rest.

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The whole world seemed to stop when Facebook groups (Facebook, Instagram & What’s App) went down for over three hours on October 5th.

Quoted from CNN, Facebook’s PR Teams apologized immediately on Twitter.

We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products, we’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

But it felt like a hidden gift for me, and I encouraged Facebook Group to do it often.

My Sleeping Routine Went Chaotic During Quarantine

I sleep late at night and wake up early in the morning because I have an online store. My customers loved to order late at night or early in the morning.

There are times I didn’t reply because they ordered when I was already sleeping. Then they directly call my WhatsApp number or spam my inboxes. The unstoppable notifications make me burnt out. I constantly watch my What’s App at my bed. If at midnight there are no orders, then I will get a rest.

The Facebook Groups tragedy becomes a gift.

When WhatsApp went down, I saw messages through Telegram that said, “What’s App is down, so contact me through this app.”

I was waiting for the platform to come back online, but then I got drowsy, and there was a sudden realization.

Hey, what are you waiting for? There isn’t any customer today! Our platform went down. Let’s sleep!

And you know what?

That is the best sleep that I ever had during quarantine.

It beats my sleep during the weekend. It beats my rest during the holiday.

I went into a deep sleep then I woke up fresh the following day.

Lesson Learned

During Quarantine, it seemed like no line separates us from working and resting. Well, now it won’t be just during Quarantine.

According to Forbes, Covid-19 has triggered many workspaces to go hybrid and adopt offline and online working. Office places will turn into coworking spaces that facilitate a meeting, while the private tasks will be done mainly at home.

It is essential to get used to working at home from now.

When Facebook Group went down, I realized that we had to set our line to make our self-health better during working remotely.

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There is no definite time when you have to stop working.

You usually go home because there is no job left in the office. But now you will keep working until the night and realize the job can do it tomorrow.

No boss will oversee you like in the office to say,

“Hey, it’s time to go home!”

You have to acquire the ability to make yourself stop on time. Plan your task, plan your schedule, know when you rest and see when you have to work.

Working too much will make you burnt out and counterproductive. People begin to ask you late at night because they don’t know your boundaries.

Set your own time, at what time and at what day do you want to get a good rest?

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