I don’t know about you, but I have really been enjoying myself in the warm comforting embrace of the slumber factory in recent days. With this in mind, I thought it would be the perfect time to let you in on one of the best-kept secrets of being liked and popular.
Being tired all the time is a sure-fire way of becoming a short-tempered meany, who nobody wants to be around. There, I said it!
This may in fact just be a letter to myself, but I hope that some of you may also find it useful. I cringe over the number of days I can look back upon and know for a fact I could have behaved better if I had only been a little less tired. I am rarely outright rude, but there will always be many times on days like these where I drop the ball with people and feel rotten for it.
It raises its ugly head during my conversations, the decisions I made throughout the day, and within my reactions to the daily events. When I am lacking sleep and tired, everything I do will be several degrees worse than what it could have been. These missteps range from small ‘slip-ups’ to full-blown ‘putting my foot in it’ situations.
When tired, the energy I spend keeping this side of my personality under control is immense. It makes sense, therefore, that with lower energy levels, the ruder, and more abrupt side of yourself has greater freedom to roam. What a cruel joke!
Even whilst knowing this, the long term effects, ‘being tired’ a lot has on our future can be uncertain. Imagine for a moment, you are building a skyscraper, and during the construction process you are sloppy, take shortcuts and use lower-quality materials. Individually, each terrible part is not the sole reason the finished building is unstable, but when they are all fixed together, you end up with a finished high-rise with the structural strength of a sea cucumber.
So, a life-time of poor sleep will impede your hourly and daily performances so as to collectively shut down future opportunities. This will negatively impact your life in a direction greater than the sum of each individual mistake. Getting good sleep, therefore, falls into the category of cleaning your teeth every day to avoid cavities and washing regularly so you don’t smell. Maintain the good habit, and watch the good times roll in… eventually.
Get more sleep, be happier, and avoid causing major sleep damage to yourself in the future.
Rose-Blanc Town management.