My brothers are computer geniuses.
I’m quite the opposite
When they talk shop, it’s like hearing another language. I don’t get it but I’m grateful to have them on speed dial (wait, I guess everyone’s on speed dial these days . . .)
They set up my computer system and keep it running smoothly so I can just turn it on and type.
One of the features they included is text alerts. As a convenience, every time I get a text on my phone it shows up in the upper right-hand corner of my screen. Fun!
It soon became clear (although not as soon as you might think) that intermittent notes from friends were all too welcomed distractions that put a crimp in my productivity.
I’ll spare you the details (not pretty) but suffice it to say I figured out how to turn off text alerts myself (I have to save those help calls for the really important stuff :).
What a difference! Without those interruptions, I stay on task and get done in less time.
Interruptions cost us.
Whether we’re trying to meet a deadline or get a good night’s sleep.
In fact lost sleep may be all that’s standing between you and your goal weight.
Without enough sleep (for adults that’s generally between 7-9 hours each night) your body tries to help you feel more energized by adjusting your hormones to make you hungrier and crave carbs.
A tired, hungry person with cravings stands no chance against the cookie jar.
So here are some fixes for the top 3 sleep interrupters:
Minimizing sleepy time interruptions can take you from cranky and hungry to refreshed and svelte. That’s what sweet dreams are made of.
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