Starting the Day: Do you see a difference between motivated and unmotivated people? Why do some people seem to be so up?
Clint Maun, CSP
Some people seem to
have more pep and energy. They have a strong drive and keep their day
going in a smooth direction. We've found an important difference with
these people. They, in a great number of cases, tend to sleep less.
Studies have shown that people who sleep approximately 6 hours per day
actually have more initiative, drive, and energy. People who sleep more
than 8 hours per day could be literally "sleeping their lives away".
People who "over-sleep" have the tendency to be lethargic, moody, and less
energetic. It is true that different people need varying sleep time for
many reasons. However, motivated people usually require less sleep. We've
found some people convince themselves they need more sleep because they
don't want to face the day ahead or what they know they should be doing.
Eventually these people develop psychological reasons why they need more
Take personal responsibility for your life. That responsibility starts
with getting up out of bed and getting the day started. You will be
amazed at what this extra time can mean for you in accomplishing goals
not to mention starting with a positive attitude. Assess the amount of
sleep you really need and take some positive action today!