Everyone must already know how important it is to have a good night’s sleep. Your body develops its immune system the best at night when it rests. However, hearing entrepreneurs not having enough sleep is so common that you don’t even bat an eye. Many people assume that entrepreneurs are just hardworking fellas who like to optimize the hours they have to build their success. Well, it may be true but not entirely. There are also many other reasons why entrepreneurs seem to often have difficulty to have good quality sleep.
Things that make entrepreneurs hard to sleep at night
Having enough rest is essential to keep your body functioning as it is supposed to be. However, it is easier said than done especially for entrepreneurs who often think that 24 hours a day is not enough for them. Here are some of things that keep entrepreneurs up at night instead of sleeping soundly:
Thinking hard about the past and future is probably one of the most common reason why many entrepreneurs difficult to fall asleep at night. As entrepreneurs, you might worry a lot about your future as well as your capability to thrive with your business. You might also keep replaying your past and think what you can do to change it. It makes your brain overworked. Instead of indulging your wandering thought back and forth to the past and future, fill your thoughts with good things or imagination that makes you smile instead of thinking too hard.
Over-excitement can also lead many entrepreneurs to have trouble to sleep. When you are really onto something, you get so excited that you cannot wait for the day to over. You keep thinking of how you want to work on your idea faster. You keep imagining the things you want to do with the ideas in mind so your brain is not relaxing or preparing to sleep. You may also end up writing things you want to do to contain your excitement. Meditate and practice deep breathing when you are over-excited before bedtime.
Thinking of the unfulfilled potentials or achievements can also keep you stay awake throughout the night. You feel like you have done something that is different from your purpose of the beginning of the day, resulting different outcome at the end of the day. This can put you in a bad mood so you keep thinking bad things and the what ifs. Going to sleep won’t make what you achieved at the end of the day worse. Staying awake won’t make it better either. However, sleep can make you wake up feeling more refreshed, recharged and ready to fulfill other goals.
Many entrepreneurs experience a sudden feeling of uneasiness about something they even don’t know about. If you also often experience this feeling and make you lose sleep many nights, try to ignore it. Also, that niggling feeling is not always a sign of bad thing coming but can be a good thing as well.