After along, jam-packed day full of meetings and deadlines, do you stay up late for some “focus” or “me” time or do you still go to bed at a good time?
Here’s the deal. If you find yourself staying up a lot even after a hectic day, you may be guilty of what’s called “revenge bedtime procrastination.”
This is such an interesting concept because it’s so REAL. Revenge bedtime procrastination is defined as “getting revenge on your busy daytime schedule by fitting in me time at the expense of a good night’s sleep.”
A survey showed that 62% of adults in 12 countries don’t get enough sleep, and 37% blamed their hectic work schedule for this.
Busy people are often guilty of this because they feel that the late night gives them the feeling of being control of their time, to make up for the day wherein they had less control over the things or events that made them busy.
However, this can have a lot of negative effects on your health and productivity on the next day such as:
So what should you do? Here are some tips that you can do to help you have more control over your day as well as to have a better night’s sleep.
Let me know—what do you think of revenge bedtime procrastination? Is it the first time you’re hearing about this? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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