Sleep Procrastination

I'm a chronic sleep procrastinator.

Dutch researcherers have defined sleep procrastination as "failing to go to bed at the intended time, while no external circmstances prevent a person from doing so."

Some people put off sleep because of work. Others sacrifice sleep because they want a little bit more time for themseleves in the day.

I sleep procrastinate because I feel like the earlier I go to sleep, the sooner I have to wake up and do it all over again. I've made no secret of how my daily routine has been stale and discouraging because of my work and commute. I follow the same schedule almost everday.

Wake up, commute for an hour, sit in front of a computer for 9 hours, commute back home for another hour, watch a few YouTube videos, go to sleep. Wake up and do it all over again.

As I continue to value time and how little of it we have, I despise having to wake up and do the same thing day after day. Instead of maximizing every day, going through the same routine seems like a waste. I'm not against work, I understand that for the majority of the world (including me), it's a necessary evil. It may even be possible to enjoy your work, but I don't at the moment.

Which is why I envy YouTube vloggers. The ability to control your days, what you do and how you do it is my ultimate dream. You can work as hard or as little as you want and your success ultimately depends on your productivity and output. And that's what I"m trying to get to.

I should probably sleep on it.