- Get a life | The Economist
First, reframe the way you view work; think about how to work less instead of how to work more.
- The surprising history of the to-do list and how to design one that actually works | The Buffer Blog
Second, make a list of things you need to do.
- That unbearable lightness of being | The Economic Times
Third, “prioritise and then prioritise again and again — till it hurts”.
- Make time for the work that matters | TODAYonline
Fourth, “decid[e] which tasks matter most to [you] and [your] organisations; and drop or creatively outsourc[e] the rest”.
- How much can an extra hour’s sleep change you? | BBC News
Fifth, get seven and a half hours of sleep each night.
Tag - sleep
This is a painting entitled “The Nightmare” (1781) by Henry Fuseli and it depicts the condition of sleep paralysis/night terrors.
I used to suffer from this condition. I probably still have it but its occurrences have diminished somewhat since I started:
- Having (somewhat) regular sleep patterns,
- Getting (somewhat) more rest, and
- Moderating my caffeine intake.
Anyway, I just found out that someone close to me suffers from this condition, so I decided to read up about it again. This condition supposedly affects Asians and teens* more than it does other people, so I thought I’d post up some info here so that you can find out how to deal with this condition if you suffer from it too**:
- All in the Mind?: An article by Paul Chambers.
- Sleep paralysis: Facts and data.
and of course, how could I not leave you without
- The Horla, a short story by Guy de Maupassant***.
Have a good rest tonight.
* Coincidentally (or not), I used to get the worst attacks during my JC years.
** I realise I suffered from it for so long because:
- Of ignorance: I thought it was ‘spirits’, and the people around me weren’t inclined to discourage me from adopting that point of view, and
- It never occurred to me to do research on the conditions I was afflicted with until I was slightly older. Then again, Googling for information has become a norm, so it could also be techno-cultural evolution, I guess.
*** Oh! I think Emily Bronte and Roald Dahl may have made references to sleep paralysis in their stories (Wuthering Heights and a short story about a snake in a bed, respectively) too, although it seemed they might not have known about this condition at those times. I’ll need to dig up the stories again to be sure.
There is no inherent evolutionary benefit for small dogs that yip incessantly for no good reason.
I’m serious. I was rudely awakened in the early hours of dawn by a small, yipping dog that stays in the blocks of flats opposite my window. That sucked because I hate having my sleep interrupted. I have trouble sleeping at night and some sleep disorders to boot, so getting a good rest can sometimes be quite a challenge.
Coincidentally, Cowboy Caleb posted a link to a visual opinion piece in the New York Times which provides another perspective on the difficulties of getting a good night’s sleep.
I hope small, yipping dogs get bred out of the evolutionary chain soon.