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Do you find yourself constantly in a hurry, going from here to there pushing yourself to get more things done? At some point, the daily grind will catch up with you. Fatigue. Lack of focus. Easily distracted. We have all been there.
Have you gotten enough rest? Seriously, have you? You probably need some sleep. Sometimes a nap can be the MOST productive course of action to take. DO NOT burn yourself out. Tapping into your creativity uses energy. You MUST replenish this energy.
Do NOT forget about the power of the subconscious mind.
Before you go to sleep, try doing some stream of consciousness exercises. Simply write whatever comes into your head for 5-10 minutes and then go to sleep. Your brain will run with what you were trying to piece together on paper.
The brain is a mysterious thing; it literally keeps churning away on your work even while you sleep. Don’t take this amazing gift for granted. You can (and will) get things done while you are catching some Z’s.
So go ahead and take a nap. I’ll cover for you. I’ll tell whoever asks that you are actually hard at work.
“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” – Thomas Edison
Do you fight a battle as to whether you should go to sleep or keep grinding through??