I recently took stock of how tired I am: parenting two boys under 7, running my own business and trying to stay positive when things don't go as planned, having recently turned 41 with back issues that won't quit..."G-d damnit; I'm exhausted!" Queue Madeline Kahn (warning, some explicit references...love me some Mel Brooks).
But, after a night's sleep I found a little tired inspiration, and decided to explore some of the benefits of being tired. After all, as a speaker, your job, tried or not, is to perform. It is not about you, it's about the audience, and they expect you to deliver.
So keep going. Grab a cup of coffee or black tea and WAKE UP:
Are there any creative benefits to a tired brain when you're tired? Smithsonian Magazine science writer and artist Marissa Fessenden thinks so:
What is your body telling your when you start to fade? Pod-caster and author Polly Campbell gives us some insight in Psychology Today:
That Fatigue You Feel Might Just Boost Your Creativity (2019)
Don't nap on the job! Or...maybe you should, says Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global. Article from Architectural Digest by Melissa Minton
Arianna Huffington on Why a Nap Room Is So Important at Work (2017)
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