I learned the hard way about what sleep does for you. I remember I was working a job at a marketing agency and I was told that my clients were “under performing”. By nature, I am a very conscientious and through employee so, this news came to me as a bit of a shock. But, what it did to me internally (and by extension my family) was another story altogether.
I became so pre-occupied with work that I short circuited my sleep cycle. I was so overwrought with worry that my work ethic had gone into hyperdrive simultaneously trying to “correct” the situation, keep managers and account personnel up to date, re-doing reports multiple times, bi-weekly follow-up meetings and filling out numerous internal forms. I wound up working 80+ hours a week to try and cure the perceived deficiency. This had me working 8 hours during the day at the office and additional 8+ hours while at home. I would come home, eat dinner then, work until 12 midnight. Sleep for a few hours, do a little more work before going to work. I was becoming frazzled. Emotionally drained and stressed. The negative results were many. First, my wife said she had “never seen me this way before.” Second, I missed time with my daughter. Third, I was near manic… sometimes even in tears over the situation. I wanted to correct things badly, and wanted to keep the job worse. It seemed I was fighting against some insurmountable odds. I was tired, stressed and under a huge pile of work. And in the middle of it all, I totaled my pickup truck.
I was lucky. No one was hurt. Only the vehicles. This frenzied cycle repeated for 60 days, of work – dinner – work – sleep – work – work. And at the end of 60 days, I lost my job anyway. It was found I had made “inadequate progress”, too many errors in my reports and not compliant with internal documents. When I was called into my boss’s office, it was a weird sense of relief to be done with that pressure cooker of a workplace. What is important is that I realized I must sleep regularly because healthy sleep is a lifestyle choice and that sleep affects everything in our lives. In addition despite what happened at that job, I can and do bring success to clients. And most important, that I must have time for my family,for sleep and even the occasional nap).
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Thanks for stopping by, I would agree!
I am in need of a new mattress because the one I am currently sleeping in belonged to my parents from 20 years ago! It’s time for it to go!
Wow! I’d say so! Good luck!
WOW man, you are lucky! Glad that it all turned out alright, but you do need to make sure to get the sleep you need!
Thanks Chris! That’s for sure! It’s a priority now!
My parents need a new mattress. Theirs is probably 20 years old and they both have back/neck issues. I would love to be their favorite child :)
That is old! Good luck, Kristin!
We need a new mattress because ours is 17 years old (nope, that isn’t a typo) and a full size. My mom teases me every time she visits that my husband & I have a full size bed. Given that he’s 6′-4″, I think he might appreciate the extra length of a queen, but it’s something we always put off. Winning would force us to finally upgrade. ;)
Sarah – Holy cow! Yes, I hope you do win the upgrade. Best of luck!