One of the areas that we seem to neglect the most is having a good night sleep. One of the biggest culprits – chores, TV, PC, and all our favorite shows and movies. It is truly hard to dedicate the proper amount of hours to sleeping. However, I have found that when I go to bed earlier, I am more productive the next day and my mind seems more clear. For me, eight hours seems to be the perfect amount, others need more, others less.
Sleeping well makes me less grouchy and it actually helps my writing. I can write more in less amount of time, and it also helps my inspiration – ideas flow more fluently. I recommend sleeping as a tool for better writing – it does sound funny, but true, at least in my case.
When I feel less tired and more refreshed/awake the tone set for the day is totally different and I can carry out many things that have been put aside for lack of energy or “time.” Somehow, suddenly there is time for more …
Give it a try, and see if it helps your writing and your day, overall.