Do you realize that you need to sleep well to achieve your Dreams when you’re awake? Be aware of insomnia triggers and their role in your efficiency and well-being.
You need to sleep well to achieve your dreams, and it all starts with the way you feel.
Who is able to wake up in the morning excited about the new day if they barely closed their eyes at night?
I don’t know about you, but I suffered from insomnia for many years.
In fact, I just had one of those sleepless nights the day after scheduling this blog post.
It’s never a pleasant experience!
Not only because it’s annoying to be unable to rest, but also because it hurts our performance the day after.
Causes of insomnia
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In my case, the main triggers were:
- (LOTS OF) caffeine
- long working days
But you know what’s the most interesting about them?
If we can’t get enough night rest because of stress, we tend to wake up in the morning feeling even more stressed.
To me, it started with me feeling anxious while I was in bed:
I NEED TO SLEEP!
Instead of trying to unwind, all I could think of was why I couldn’t relax like “everybody else.”
Generally, it was only around 2-3 in the morning (with some luck) that I was able to fall asleep.
However, I had set the alarm clock for 6 AM.
After no more than 4 hours of rest, I was furious from the moment I woke up.
Adding to that the fact that I’m not a morning person, you can imagine the results: MORE stress.
In case you didn’t know it, I’m Brazilian.
What is Brazil’s most famous (non-alcoholic) beverage?
Besides, I adore everything about it: the smell, the taste…
It reminds me of my childhood and my grandma making us coffee in the morning.
In other words, nothing but great memories.
There’s also Mate, a tea from South America, also rich in caffeine that I love.
And not to mention the hidden caffeine in chocolate, ice cream, candy bars, and a whole lot of products we aren’t aware of.
What did I do when I had problems sleeping?
I drank more coffee.
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Long working days
I had a corporate office job.
I loved my work, and I always wanted to be the best I could.
Before getting a laptop to work from home, I wouldn’t think twice before doing overtime.
It was normal for me to do more than 40 hours overtime per month.
All this time, mostly without breaks, behind the screen wasn’t helping me with my insomnia either.
The light emitted by monitors, smartphones, and TV sets impair our brains to rest.
Unless we turn them off some hours before bedtime, there’s no “sleep time.”
Sleep well to achieve your Dreams when you’re awake
Why am I telling you all that?
If you want to be successful, you have to prioritize your Dreams.
It isn’t only about doing the work, keeping yourself busy, and crossing “stuff” on your to-do list.
You want to accomplish meaningful tasks that will bring you closer to your Goals.
For that, you need all the energy and motivation you can get.
And how can you get it?
By sleeping well on a regular basis.
In addition to boosting your productivity, your body and health will thank you for that too.
As a result, you’ll be able to:
- manage stress better
- ditch caffeine and other stimulants
- finish your work within a reasonable time
To learn more about how you can sleep better step by step and join the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You.
Before you go
Can you answer the following question in the comments below, please?
How important is sleeping enough in your routine?