Over the past four years, sleep has been a “designated issue” for me. I’ve tried everything, but nothing but drugs seems to guarantee sleep. I am encouraged by much progress and forward movement, but it continues to be a struggle. One thing I learned from my dear friend and new mom, Maury, is that “sleep begets sleep.” It’s true for her little one Charlie, and it’s true for me. The more sleep I have, the more good sleep I get. My body knows what to do. It’s getting started that’s the hardest part. Although it’s quite obvious that sleep does a body good, it’s easy to forget. When I wake up in the middle of the night and get 5 random things done I would’t have otherwise, I start to believe that if I slept less I might get caught up, I might actually have it together, I might achieve and produce more. This is a LIE, but it’s a powerful lie.
Check out this TEDTALK about sleep. Don’t worry, it’s only a few minutes long. Arianna Huffington shares the power of a good night’s sleep. She claims it is the best tool you have for success in life.
So in 2011, I don’t want to sacrifice sleep. Who’s with me?