If I have to fool you with a silly title about running a home business to get you to take some advice on getting more sleep then so be it. You can trust me, my advice is good because I am a mom. It’s kind of like how you just know you can always trust someone with a British accent. So, without further ado, forget about starting a home business, or adding more clients to your roster or taking more work home in the evenings. This list is all you need to worry about until you are caught up on your sleep.
Always Wear Sunglasses
Tell colleagues it helps you think–tell them you are light sensitive, or say nothing and be mysterious but keep those shades on so you close your eyes and grab a cat nap whenever you need it. Getting a little more sleep at work is only going to make you a more efficient worker because instead of fighting sleep for the entire afternoon and spending all your time at the coffee machine you’ll be refreshed and ready to get the job done.
Request a Giant Computer Monitor
If you get a large enough monitor you can rest your head behind it at anytime without anyone noticing. This works best if you have your own office. In an open environment office situation you’ll have to see tip # 1.
Invest in a “Meeting in Progress” Sign For Your Door
Everyone knows it would be extremely rude to interrupt a meeting in progress so you usually count on a good sixty minutes or more. The trick with this is to never overuse it. If you find you’ve exhausted your potential ‘meeting times’ you can try signs like, “Wet Paint” or “Crime Scene”.
Let Your Children Watch Netflix
What? It’s not like you don’t fall into the Netflix vortex every now and then (daily). If you occasionally let your children binge a little “America’s Funniest Videos” you’ll be napping in no time. Come on, you earned this. Plug them in for a little while and tune out the haters.
Bribe Your Children
Anything for sleep! I’ll blame sleep deprivation for this little piece of questionable advice. It might go something like this: “If you give me forty-five minutes I’ll give you two dollars…five dollars…ten dollars? Fine, I’ll write you a check, now scram”.
Threaten Your Spouse
If your spouse is home and has the opportunity to give you the luxury of a nap while they attend to the children and the household duties you must threaten them with whatever you see fit in order to get your nap in. Maybe this seems a bit harsh when asking nicely might do, but when it comes to sleep we can’t play games. Get yours!
Use these handy tips to catch up on your sleep and you’ll reap the benefits. You’ll be a better employee, parent and spouse and that’s a fact. Take it from me, and if you’re having trouble with some of these tips start reading again from the beginning but this time do it in a British accent.