For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.
~ Steve Jobs
Glad you’re checking out today’s edition of MayWeather.
I am super excited that you are making progress. I also appreciate the fact that you are breaking down your goals into tiny, easy – to – chew bites. It’s such a great way to keep yourself inspired to do more.
I have decided to answer one of the popular questions other subscribers have been asking: Is anything wrong with me if I am always tired?
Have you ever felt extremely tired as a result of mental or physical exertion? You exhausted energy and your tired became tired?
If your tired isn’t resolved with the under listed or you suspect it’s caused by an underlying physical or mental health condition, please see your doctor. They can help diagnose the cause and work with you to fix the bug.
If otherwise, see this: The time is 6 a.m. and your arm automatically shoots out to hit the snooze button from your timer. While you desperately soak in your last forty-five seconds of sleep, you are lost in thought of start thinking about what you will beat traffic and be at work (you are not even bothered about breakfast – because there is no fast to break).
While at work, you begin to calculate the amount of caffeine in your favourite drink (multi – tasking). At 3 p.m., you are on your third cup and you feel like you just need a little more to get through your last task.
You’re back at home fixated on doing creative stuff and building your side hustle. (A passive portfolio must be built.)
Finally, it is time for bed and you lie there with your heart racing, your mind spinning and you just can’t. sleep. At this point, you decide to mindlessly scroll through Twitter or Instagram or move to your workspace until you dose off. You spent ~2hours sleeping before it’s 6am and the cycle repeats itself.
Before you bite more than you can chew, here are three things you need to pay attention to:
- Physical Activity: You have to believe me; inactivity will make you tired. Have you ever sat around all day resting, only to feel even more tired when it is time to get up and do something? Being still actually slows metabolism and the body system. A slower metabolism leads to feeling tired, which can lead to more inactivity and the cycle continues. Exercise everyday and don’t overdo.
- Stay Hydrated: If you exercise, make sure you are replacing the fluids you lose through sweating. If you are not, drink water and mind your business. You should eat real food too. Make sure you get all your vitamins and minerals and eat balanced meals frequently. This will help you keep your blood sugar on an even keel, while helping you feel energetic all day, without keeping you up at night.
- Quality Sleep: This is an unpopular opinion. Make sleep a priority and see your productivity game climb up the ladder. The main reasons you don’t get enough sleep, is that you don’t leave enough time to sleep. Every other thing matters except sleep. People develop a sleep deficit if they go long enough without sleep and this can affect the body system.
You know how we do these things: be mindful of your actions and build a better habit.
Weekly Thread of Wisdom
- Personal Blog: Increased my sleep time by ~ 1hour and the result comes with a great relief. You should read this piece.
Book(s) of the Week
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
by Greg Mckeown
The Way of the Essentialist involves doing less, but better, so you can make the highest possible contribution. My friend, Paul recommended the book.
Newsletter of the Week
Thinking about creativity, curiosity and embracing a polymath lifestyle? Salman is your plug. To get a sense of what his newsletters are like, check him out.
Please let me know if you have any question or feature request! I’d be more than happy to help. Have a great weekend, and don’t hesitate to reach out!
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