Not that tired of doing a particular thing. It’s the mental and physical tiredness by lack of proper sleep that I described last week.
Thankfully, I’m getting better through taking SomiLax pills each evening plus a jokingly significant number of sleep preparations steps.
- 9 PM auto-lock my phone
- Blue-light shifted the phone at sunset
- Changed sleep partners
- Closed curtains such to minimize light passage
- Closed doors and windows to reduce noise
- Drank alcohol
- Friendly day-end conversations
- Had sex
- Hiked 7-kilometers and climbed 300-plus meters
- Increased mattress softness
- Keep the phone at least a meter from my head
- Moved rattling cups off of the refrigerator
- Reduced blanket or comforter weightage
- Reduced computer and reading time before bed
- Slept alone
- Took sleep aides
- Turned off the bathroom fan
- Turned off the AC
- Turned the bed mattress
- Unplugged the TV
- Unplugged the Wifi
- Wrote down jarring thoughts
For the past two years, I recognize that when morning starts slowly or not all, and my mind distractedly wanders it’s typically as I’m not well rested. Worse, the more tired I become, the harder good sleep comes.
These days, of my daily habits, those towards sleeping well have become critical because they affect my well-being and ability to impact others positively.
While I might not be a bomb squad technician anymore where the wrong step or wire-cutting has a less-than-optimal result, poor sleep affects judgment. And, being an executive with 90-plus people on their team, a misunderstanding or poor update can be just as painful.
So fellow leaders, be proactive about taking care of yourself and your team by consciously making habits to sleep well.