I used to joke, “You can get a lot done in the 8 hours per night everyone else is sleeping.” I used to take
pride in long hours, little sleep, and working harder than everyone else. But not anymore.
All that recipe got me was burnout, illness, and a life that was out of balance and teetering on the edge of losing everything. I am now learning, even as an entrepreneur who needs to hustle for every dollar I make, the value of balance.
That balance includes getting enough sleep. As a night owl, I’m still working on it, but at least it starts with recognizing the need to take care of yourself. This article from Entrepreneur Magazine has an interesting graphic on thte importance of sleep for entrepreneurs.