Eye bags don’t equate to money bags.
When I was younger, I had the mentality of, “The time I waste sleeping is the time I could have used to make money”. I have never been more wrong. I realised at one point I was tired, lacking focus and for some reason, my bank account showed a decline.
The thing is, like you, I got it backwards. Being a maverick might not give you better financial health. Having a good night sleep will. You need all the time to work, but you also need the energy for your business and everyday life hustle. The kind of energy you get with enough sleep.
Physical Energy – How many cups of coffee have you downed tonight while you were working? The human body needs food to convert to energy for it to function. Staying up consumes more energy and refilling has a price. All the caffeine and nourishment you require for the body decreases if you let it have its time to rest.
Bad Habits – Working alone at night is stressful. When I needed a break, I used to go to the nearby mamak restaurant near my apartment. Some would have their cigarette and some would call their friends on the phone. Need I say more? I realised one day that my mamak expenses could have been used for my business.
Health – I’m sure this is a predictable point. Your body needs to rest. Sleep deprivation leads to obesity, high blood pressure, cardiovascular risk, lowered immunity, and mood disorders. Now imagine the hospital bills you could have avoided if you just had enough sleep.
Make up – Adequate sleep gives you healthier skin and the rest gives you confidence for the daily life. You don’t need to conceal the eye bags, as your complexion becomes more natural. You’re ready to take on the daily task with confidence and a natural glow.
Mental – The simplest mistake made can cost you money. Sleep deprivation taxes on your ability to focus, memorise and process information relayed to and from the brain. By having a sound mind, you are able to make sharper decisions, and avoid wrong business moves.
That said, if you’re reading this while you’re burning the midnight oil; you should probably go to bed soon. Sign up with Financio to do your accounting. Good night. And if you can’t sleep, start ‘accounting’ sheep.