Tiredness, mistakes, and optimism

There’s a simple case for consistently prioritizing good quality sleep. When we’re sleep deprived and tired, we make mistakes.

In the best case, we spend a bunch of time attempting to fix those mistakes. In the worst case, our attempts to fix those mistakes result in more mistakes.

Worse still, tiredness makes us feel pessimistic. So, we feel less capable of fixing the very mistakes we made.

The return on investment in prioritizing sleep is significantly higher than it appears on first glance. It is a great example of a high leverage habit as one good choice enables a cascade of better choices.

And, in the long term, it may just be the highest leverage choice of them all.