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Late Start

Mar 24, 2021

I forgot to set my alarm last night, and I woke up an hour late.

I’m sure glad I did!

In order to lead at my best, I have to be at my best, and that begins with self-care.

I’ve been making significant investments in my mindset, eating habits, and physical fitness, and while it’s still early days, I’ve been THRILLED with the results.

Yet sleep is an area I’ve neglected.

Thankfully, I’m not quite in the camp of the 42% of leaders who get an average of 6 hours of sleep per night or less, but I’m on the borderline.

An HBR article observed that “sleep-deprived leaders were more impatient, irritable, and antagonistic, which resulted in worse relationships.”

Ouch. Sorry, team.

Here are a few tips to level up your sleep game.

As a leader, you know that if you want something done, schedule it. Make your sleep a priority by planning it out.

How inviting is your bed, bedroom, bedding, and sleep routine? Engage all five senses for maximum effect.

It may be difficult, but put your work and screens away when it’s time to sleep. Quiet your mind.

Sleep is one of those areas where the steps seem intuitive but proper execution can be challenging.

Let’s do ourselves AND our followers a service by making proper sleep a priority.