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Good Sleep

I think that some might be surprised to hear how much I sleep and how important it is to me. I average right around eight hours per day (tracked for a few months), and prioritize sleep very strongly, even over most work.

Once ten pm comes around, I have four options for things I'm allowed to do: I can play violin, read a book, work, or sleep. Computer is off at midnight every day, at which point I usually read for an hour or two, and then go to sleep.

The other night I was tired at ten, but I was really excited about my work so I tried to push through and keep at it. I was stuck trying to fix something, but I managed to try five or ten solutions out before getting in bed. At the time, it felt like a good choice.

I woke up the next morning, took one look at the code, and spotted the solution instantly. Within five minutes it was fixed. Once is a fluke, but I've noticed this pattern over and over again with work when I'm tired-- it feels like I'm working, but often I'm just spinning my wheels.

Podcasts Recommended by GSV Subscribers


In last week's Get Some Victory newsletter, I asked readers if they could recommend some good podcasts. Got some great suggestions.

From Gamma Sync -

EconTalk - http://www.econtalk.org/

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - http://www.abc.net.au/ --GS's notes: Recommends "All in the Mind" weekly show on psychology and cognitive issues. The Philosophers Zone often good.

Canadian Broadcasting Company - http://www.cbc.ca/ --GS's notes: Good, but their shows aren't available for long, and no transcripts/links.

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