It’s 3 a.m. and I am awake thinking of work

Sleep deprived and business, well they don’t exactly mix well when it becomes to a successful running business. We tend to think of what is that we need to figure out early morning hours, tossing and turning and then that thought comes through,” If I was an employee, I wouldn’t be awake.” That is very true, however just because you are a business owner, does not mean we cannot get those overwhelming thoughts under control and here is how:

  1. Notepad next to the bed

Sometimes the best ideas do come through middle of the night, but we tend to stay awake analyzing and thinking the details of that idea. Put it on paper!

When writing the idea on a paper as it pops in the mind, you are subconsciously taking that thought out of your mind for the night and know you can revisit the idea in the morning because it is written down.

  1. Tomorrows To Do List

If you are worried on what needs to be done for the week or the next day, allow yourself a few minutes before going to bed and look over tomorrows to do list or schedule.

Make the needed notes around the to do list that you know will be something that your mind will wonder about. I personally find going through the next day’s schedule clears my mind and doesn’t allow my mind to wonder what needs to be done.

  1. Keep a Journal

Offload! A lot can happen in a day of a business owner. When coming home to our significant other or family, we get asked how our day was, and all the ups and downs come to mind but the words out our mouths are, “fine” or “good”. Jotting down feelings or thoughts reduces anxiety and stress rather than just thinking of them.

To function at our best ability, we need a good night rest and not be thinking of work at 3 a.m. When we function at our best, our business will function at its best. Enjoy tonight’s sleep after implementing these steps.

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