STAYING UP LATE TO DO THE BOOKWORK?
ARE ‘NUMBERS’ MAKING YOUR BRAIN TIRED?
Outsource your accounts and financial book work! And then get those great nights of sleep!
Work on ‘growing your business’ being energised and sharp. Here’s why keeping a good sleep routine will help you manage your business better:
It Increases Your Productivity:
When you sleep, your brain neurons have time to consolidate and process your acquired knowledge and experiences of the day into retained memories. This helps you recall and apply learnt knowledge easily the next day. If you are tired or sleep deprived, the recall process actually ‘stalls’ and slows down. This means your brain struggles in retaining information. You take longer to complete tasks, and err more often too.
Mental and Physical Health:
Overnight, both brain and muscle cells self-repair and re-energise themselves. Tissues in the body are renewed faster overnight. As for mental health, lack of sleep can lead you to being more emotional, moody and more irritable. Clients aren’t likely to hang around with grumpy tired business people, so best avoid becoming one. (Outsource what you don’t like doing and enjoy working on the areas of your business you like doing = a happier you, too!)
Better Decision Making:
Cognitive functions refer to our brain’s processing ability to think, reason, absorb and make decisions with our learnt knowledge and experiences. During sleep, waste management systems in the brain become very active, flushing out toxic wastes, and neuron pathways refresh themselves. When sleep deprived, our cognitive functions become ‘foggy’ and our ‘coping’ skills drop. Resolving situations, managing stress and making clear decisions – all become more difficult.
Helps Maintains Your Immunity:
Scientists have found lack of sleep, when the brain has little chance to release essential hormones and chemicals, reduces our body’s natural immunity abilities. Our cell defenses slow down and we become more vulnerable to catching colds or infections. Really, you want to avoid getting sick, it’s never a pleasant experience, and who will manage your business?
Helps Avoid Potential Health Problems:
Long term, poor sleep routines have been shown to contribute to increasing health problems, in diabetes, obesity, higher risk to strokes, and even heart diseases. Surely, better to maintain your health today so you can be around to enjoy fully those future financial gains you’re planning to enjoy someday from your business?
Health and Safety:
Being sleep deprived is a real danger, especially when you are operating machinery or motor vehicles. Being drowsy makes you liable to errors, with low concentration, and your speed and ability to make corrective actions reduced. Is it worth the risk of a serious injury or even accidental death directly or indirectly due to little or poor sleep?