Whoever is in government, sleep is best thing for the self employed
As the day dawns with uncertainty in the air as to the nature of the make-up of the next government to take charge of the country, speculation as to the pros and cons when it comes to the impact on independent professionals may not yield anything in the way of accurate predictions.
There are some universal truths, however, which can be accepted no matter who is wielding power in parliament, and a BBC study has revealed this week that a good night’s sleep is the key to keeping yourself in tip top working condition. If you stayed up all night watching election coverage and waiting for the latest results to come in, then you might find yourself suffering today by forgetting important details and finding it increasingly hard to focus on your work. Deep sleep helps your brain to retrieve memories from short-term storage and cement them into your long-term retrieval system, freeing up space for use the next day and ensuring that no information is lost.
Those who work for themselves may feel the effects of sleepless nights more acutely, especially if they work from home or have the flexibility to set their own schedule. Concentrating when you are tired can seem like an uphill struggle, so if you have a deadline looking and you’ve not had enough sleep, the time can seem to fly past while you struggle to remember important details that you need to complete a piece of work and generally find it hard to get yourself into gear.
For those who have trouble managing their stress when it comes to work, getting a good night’s sleep could be the solution. When you are enjoying REM sleep, your brain actually switches off one of the chemicals in your brain which is most associated with stress, noradrenaline, and this simply doesn’t happen at any other time of the day or night. This break allows your brain to process the events of the previous day without the stress which might otherwise be associated with the memories, meaning that you can come to terms with the day’s memories without the emotional investment that might otherwise be associated with them.
You might feel as though there aren’t enough hours in the day and that sleep comes quite low down on your priorities list, but one of the best ways to cut down your to-do list to make time for a good sleep is to outsource some of the more time consuming aspects of your job. You can relieve yourself of the stress of dealing with your contractor tax and save time and money by using a specialist contractor accountant.
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