Entrepreneurs are known to be passionate and compassionate about what they are doing. They like to optimizing any potential in front of them. However, most of them often neglect their own well being. They don’t find sleep necessary for them to build their success. Meanwhile, healthy leader has more potential to build healthy business. Therefore, your well-being is not something to be set aside no matter how significant your business is for you.
Maintain your health through quality sleep
Maintaining your health is essential especially during this difficult time when covid-19 is still going on. Those who have weak immune system are more likely to be infected. One of the best ways to do it is by having a good night sleep regularly. At least, you have to sleep six to eight hours every day.
Many entrepreneurs neglect their sleep schedule thinking that losing sleep is minor sacrifice to build their success. However, sleep deprivation can lead to extreme exhaustion and fatigue. When you are in that condition, it will be harder to function and perform well with your work. Navigating your business during this global pandemic with your deteriorating health will even be more difficult.
When you sleep well, your body establishes stronger immune system. During your sleep, your immune system fight against various threats at its fullest. Lack of sleep will only weaken your immune system, making you more prone to various infections be it virus or bacteria.
People who have a good night sleep usually wake up with fresh body and mind. They don’t feel any exhaustion or fatigue. It is because their bodies are being recharged during sleep. Their hormones stay balance which also help in fighting off mood swings. Also, a good night sleep can help reduce depression and anxiety. Quality sleep will also help clear your head. Your mind will work more productively and efficiently with its creativity at its peak due to proper rest.
Sometimes, the problem is not because entrepreneurs don’t want to sleep but because they have problem doing it properly. There are many causes of it but you can improve your sleep environment. For example, invest in more comfortable bed so your body can rest better. You can also reduce any distractions that hold you from sleeping well, be it lights, noise, etc.
Avoid working near sleep time. At first, you may think it is fine to be late on bed for only few minutes to finish your work. However, you may keep tolerating it to the point where you stay up late or lose your sleep entirely. Hence, it is important to build good habit of having good quality sleep. Block your workload from your sleep time.
You can also build and follow a routine that can help you sleep better. Preparing yourself for sleep can be a routine such as meditation, reading, shower, etc. Also, it is best to not check your phone before your bed time because the blue screen can distract your body from sleeping.