The gig economy/hustle culture society we live in today, tends to pedestalize over-working and sleep deprivation as a necessity for success.
As a result of which, we have a lot of people in our society walking around with make-up concealed bags under their eyes and in the process killing themselves slowly, voluntarily, for a carrot that they can’t see or even may not be there once they complete all the tasks that they think that they need to do to finally “become successful”.
I’ll just let that sink in for a bit. Its a lot.
You see, everything around us, the entire universe operates on duality like day/night, order/chaos, male/female, inhale/exhale etc.
Matter of fact, pause for a second and touch your chest and feel your heart beat, you’ll feel a lub/dub.
If you look at our nervous system, we have a parasympathetic nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system.
I think you can see a pattern here.
Everything in life is good, when it perfectly balanced.
Wanna challenge me? Try not exhaling in your next breath lol.
Watch as you turn blue, as you burst into a forceful exhalation haha.
Jokes aside, sleep is the most under-rated activity when it comes to mental performance.
I would argue you MUST sleep like as if you are being paid twice as much as your job, diligently, like a professional, non-negotiable.
When I used to work for a toxic workplace, my sleep was horrible.
I was running on 5 coffees a day, just to function normally.
However, after discovering L-Tryptophan and over time finding other nootropics and practices that could help me sleep well, and especially after seeing benefits of a good night’s sleep, I can’t help myself but to make sleep a priority.
If you are concerned about sacrificing your night life and not looking “cool”, know this.
Sleep deprivation once in a while is ok, but when it becomes a routine, its wreaks havoc on your physical and mental health.
Besides, what is cool, walking around with bags under your eyes like a zombie in the office reaching out for the tenth cup of coffee and being grumpy with your customers, or being fresh and gregarious to serve your customers with a completely recharged mind? Your call.