Motivation Monday: Get More Sleep!

It’s Monday, the beginning of a new week and you need words of encouragement, to start your week off right.

This week’s words of motivation: Get more sleep!

In this 4 min TED talk video, we see co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, share a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: sleep! In doing so, she urges all of us to shut our eyes and see the big picture; and how we can make better informed decisions by not reducing our hours of sleep.

When I watched this video and found it truly amazing because all of it was true; however, what was preventing me from acting on this idea was my ignorance. It’s one thing to actually say that you will sleep than to actually doing it. Indeed, I remember once when I was writing a report late at night; and around 2:00 am, I was struggling to finish because I felt sleepy.

When I awoke from menial slumber I found that all of my work was gone–I didn’t save my work because I made a bad informed decision to not sleep (or not complete my report ahead of time) which again links to less hours of sleep.

Sleep, as simple as it sounds, is the most difficult thing to do because we are chasing after time, money, and life goals. Sleep is the most common attribute that all human beings share, but it is most careless action that we as human beings have performed. Our bodies need rest.  Even though we try to fight it, our bodies will eventually find a way to sleep.The funny thing is that we actually teach our children to get enough sleep, but us adults don’t teach ourselves. No wonder why children are smarter, healthier, and more productive than us.

So this week’s words of motivation is to get more sleep! [including myself] If the Chief-in-Editor of Huffington Post says the secret to success is “to get more sleep,” then she means it!

To follow Arianna Huffington and her TED talk go to

You can also follow Arianna Huffington on her website ( and on Twitter (@ariannahuff)

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