Yesterday I worked for 36 hours continuously with intermittent naps in between. I was so worked up, that I could doze of for like 20 minutes, get up and again start working. I never felt this driven.
Today morning after almost an 8.5-hour sleep, I feel driven to distraction, while writing this post I cannot focus. There is so much energy in me today, that I feel like making calls, replying to my social media feed and doing some other work instantaneously.
The feeling after a good night sleep is that I can conquer the world, but I cannot do it, because I am too distracted and don’t know where to begin.
In contrast, yesterday in a sleep-deprived state, I was so in the flow and focused on what I am doing, that I wouldn’t even bother if the house was on fire.
Earlier people would brag about working prolonged hours and being sleep deprived. I am not bragging about my lengthy hours; I am just pointing to that wonderful focused work zone where we all want to be in.
The new-age wisdom, stresses on having a good night sleep, the great Ariana Huffington has written a book on sleep deprivation.
I am not recommending you deprive yourself of sleep especially if you are into driving or doing manual work like using a machine. However, if you are a desk worker who can snatch a few winks, do try to deprive yourself and see if it helps you focus.