Many of us have been there. You're in the middle of a project, and you can't seem to get your mind off it. Your eyes are starting to droop, but you know that if you go to sleep now, it'll only keep your mind thinking about what needs to be done tomorrow morning. It's an exhausting struggle between getting enough rest or finishing up on work projects. I'm here today with advice on how to make this decision easier for yourself!
I've always been someone who puts work before sleep, but I never thought about the consequences until it was time to go through a big project. When you're in the middle of something and can't seem to stop thinking about what needs to be done tomorrow morning, your mind is giving you mixed messages on whether or not you should actually continue working for an hour or get some sleep so that everything doesn't keep spinning around in your head all night long.
You have one choice: decide if going to bed would let your body rest enough even after half-hearted effort for an hour's worth of work OR if continuing will help push things forward while letting your body sleep.
If you're thinking about going to bed, then make sure that this is the best choice for your mental and physical health - both now but also later in life! What I recommend doing if it's getting late at night or you don't want to feel exhausted tomorrow morning is setting an alarm clock with a reminder set on it. Set the alarm for a time when you know that if you haven't finished, then continuing will be better than going to bed.
If it's not late at night and you're feeling your energy dwindle, but there are still tasks left on your list - then go ahead and finish up! You'll feel good knowing that even though it's late, you still got a lot of work done before the day was over.