Thoughts On Staying Productive While Sleep Deprives

The other day, I just woke up and decided to move to Texas.

As of this writing, it is the 3rd day of my move.

Right now, I feel happy, excited, determined, and glad to be out of NYC.

However, the challenges are coming…

I still don’t have a day job yet. I don’t really know anyone around here. I don’t have any girls out here. I don’t have any mentors around here, Etc.

But that’s OK.

A warrior acts, a fool reacts.

These challenges will test my patience and ability to be creative and resourceful.

Just like in Aikido, I will use the energy of these challenges to turn them on their head. The result will be that I will grow stronger.

I realize that there’s no point in getting stressed out because that doesn’t help me at all.

Stress is just a signal that something needs attention. Once you give that stimulus the proper attention then there’s no point in being stressed out anymore.

Earlier I felt slightly irritable and impatient mostly due to a few days of low sleep. My focus took a hit and I wasn’t feeling like being very productive. I started to feel guilty about not wanting to work. The monkey-mind felt quite active.

Instead of getting into a rut with it, I simply employed a few tactics to deal with it.

I laid down on my bed to just relax for a second and next thing you know I fell asleep for about 2 hours.

After waking up, I felt a bit groggy but quickly engaged in a breathing drill to change my physiology and regain focus and clarity.

After that, I was feeling WAY better.

I sat down and knocked out my business to-do list for the day.

That is what I call destroying the enemy of irritability and sleep-deprivation.

I could have got all reactive and fussy but instead, I dealt with it.

Now I have several job interviews scheduled for the week ahead and can go to sleep feeling satisfied.

Stay strong and govern the mind,

Maximillian Giamarco

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Maximillian Giamarco

Entrepreneur, coach, and author. Spartan Ownership is centered on providing groundbreaking content, products, and services tailored to improving men's lives. Main areas of focus include masculine lifestyle design, character development, self-discipline, MMA, women, mind and body optimization, and more!

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  1. Richard says


    That’s awesome man. I hope everything works out in your favor.

    Also, it might be a good idea not to cut off all your connections from New York – if for whatever reason you have to return back, at least you still have them. Sometimes it is good to keep old connections. Honestly.

    • Max Giamarco says

      Hey Richard, thanks a lot for your advice. Keep those comments coming and I have definitely not cut people off from NYC. I still value a lot of people there.

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