I (Frankie) think lots of people think since I work from home it's okay if I don't get any sleep at night. After all, I work from home. I can just take a nap whenever I want, right? Wrong! What I do is a real job, believe it or not. How would your boss feel if you brought a nap mat to work and after lunch each day put it under your desk for a quick 20 minutes of shut-eye? Yeah, my boss wouldn't like it either and it would put me behind on the things I really need to get done.
So, I think we've established that whether we work from home or have a more traditional job, we can't just take a nap in the middle of the day. That's why it is so very important that whenever possible we get our rest at night. It's almost impossible to get "caught up" on lost sleep.
I am a complete zombie when I haven't had enough sleep. I can't get anything done. Well, I can get some stuff done, but it isn't going to be my best work. I'm writing this blog suffering from sleep deprivation and I already know it isn't going to be one of my best. I'm also not very pleasant to be around. I'm a pretty bad grouch when I haven't had enough sleep. Just ask my husband.
To be our best and do our best work, we need to be at our best and that means getting those Zs. Here are just 4 ways sleep helps your brain:
We all know that sometimes circumstances out of our control cause us to not get enough sleep. It happens to us all. But, never deprive yourself of that blissful, restorative thing we call sleep on purpose. Develop good sleep habits and your brain, your body, your clients/coworkers/family/friends, and your work will thank you.
We'd love to hear from you. Comment below and let us know some of your tips for getting enough sleep.
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.