May 272014
 
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Are you tired?  I mean really tired, the “if I sit too long in one spot I am going to fall asleep” kind of tired?  How are you sleeping?

As I write this, it is 1:30 am.  I should be in bed but the kids are finally all asleep (including the 3 month old) and I have time to write.  Wow, I really should be in bed.  I still have to get up and get the older kids to school at 8:00.

As you can see from the chart over there, several problems arise from sleep deprivation.  My favorite is hallucinations.  Have you ever been that tired, where you see things?

All of us miss some sleep now and again.  That is normal.  Sometimes, what difference does it make?  Stay up late on Saturday and still get to church on time.  Wake up every hour and a half with the new baby. (that ends thankfully.  Now at 3.5 months he sleeps 4+ hours at a time) The main point with most of these is that the cause goes away and you can get back to normal.

*Editors note: I gave up after falling asleep for the third time at my keyboard, roughly 2 am.  the rest of this post is written the next day in a tired but caffeine fueled state.**

Many things we do to ourselves.  As business owners who write blogs we force ourselves to work above and beyond, work late into the night and early in the morning.  We push harder than most people because we are not satisfied with working for other people and we want to make our business a success.  I know for a fact that there will be several more long nights and early mornings in my quest for financial independence.

I just keep in mind that this is what I want.  This business that I am building is that important to me.  It is also important for me to be able to stay home with my kids.  That makes the need to push this business even bigger.

Sleep when you can, work all of the time.  Dream about your business when awake and dream about being a success when asleep.  Just get SOME sleep every once in a while.  You don’t want to burn out.

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Thanks for reading, you guys are why this blog endures.

-Justin

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  One Response to “Sleep Deprivation”

  1. While we are taking on the topic of Sleep Deprivation Catharsis of the Bogue, If sleep is a constant problem, don’t ignore it. The longer sleep difficulties go on, the more your body’s rhythm resets its meter. Ongoing insomnia, for example, can cause the suprachiasmatic nucleus, which lies at the base of the brain, to trigger sleepiness at the wrong times, so, although you can barely keep your eyes open at lunchtime, you might find yourself so energised that you have trouble getting to sleep after midnight.

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