When I’m tired…and remedies…

When I’m tired:

I become irritable and harder to please

I see irrational flaws in others

I have difficulty concentrating

I have less patience and get frustrated easily

I’m less effective

I suffer

The team suffers

My remedies:

Take a nap (Some think you should take one everyday.)

Exercise (My adrenaline and energy grows when I sweat.)

Change perspective by reading a book or watching or listening to something funny

Engage with motivating people

Take extended time away from my work

Evaluate my priorities, freeing myself for what’s most important

Call it a day and prepare for a better night’s rest

I’ve learned I’m not very helpful to the team when I’m extremely tired. Addressing it quickly makes me a better leader. Things aren’t likely to improve until I improve. Many leaders try to operate from an exhausted position and never realize they are the problem on the team.

Leader, be aware when you are the problem.

Don’t be afraid to admit you’re tired, leader. Most likely the team already knows it.

What happens when you’re tired…and what do you do about it?

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9 thoughts on “When I’m tired…and remedies…

  1. — Play with kids (I love this..)
    — Admire nature
    — Flex the gratitude muscle and sing a song to the Lord (It will lighten your heart and burdens)
    — Take a walk
    — And (greatest of all) take nap (if nothing is possible)

  2. When I'm tired:
    Can't complete tasks
    What I do:
    Recharge by watching a sunset (or two)…just a quick, FREE recharging moment for me : )

      • You are exactly right, sometimes that recharge is just not enough and the results are not good.

        Getting the 8 hours of required sleep is so important and I'm very guilty of NOT doing that…with age, I think I can stay up later and still get up at the same rising time….not good results.

        Enjoy a nice, restful (rainy I might add in C'ville : ) day Ron and Cheryl!