An essential element to well-being is wellness. There is a difference. Wellness focuses on our physical health. Because when we feel good, we do our best work.
Some of the ways we take care of our physical health include posture, nutrition, exercise, and sleep. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, most adults need 7 – 8 hours of sleep each night. Sleep helps our immune system, reduces stress, and promotes clear thinking. It can help us make better decisions and avoid injuries.
Yes, I do understand that there are times when we burn the midnight oil to get a project out. Or we stay up a little too late binge watching our favorite television show. But those instances need to be the exception. Getting enough sleep has an impact on our ethics, disposition and work. Both of which can impact colleagues, customers, and ourselves.
The last thing any of us want to do is deliver a substandard product or service. We will disappoint ourselves and others. Hopefully, we won’t seriously hurt or injure anyone with our actions. Don’t skimp on sleep.
P.S. You know that I’m not a doctor so, if you feel that you have trouble sleeping well, consult a professional. They might be able to help identify the cause and possible solutions.1