Last but not least is the importance of sleep. The most vital factor in determining whether you’re going to be grouchy, irritable, less able to make decisions or analyse what might be going wrong – because let’s face it, we’ve all experienced the daze of having only had a few hours’ sleep. Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, declared that sleep is not just essential for our health and wellbeing, but it actually helps us reach our goals. She even published a book on the topic, The Sleep Revolution. The take away? It’s a proven fact that we should be getting a healthy dose of seven to nine hours’ sleep a night. So make sure you factor this into equation over the holidays too.
Supporting this approach is Craig Ballantyne’s Formula to Get More Done, a system that helps you to “get to bed on time, sleep better and wake up the next morning well-rested and ready for battle”, as he wrote on his website, Early To Rise. The method goes something like this: Stop drinking caffeine 10 hours before bed; No eating or consuming alcohol three hours before bed; No more work two hours before bed; No screen time one hour before bed – all to optimise the quality of rest you get once you fall to sleep.
And there you have it. A healthy reminder of the ways in which we can all make the most of our downtime, allowing us to prosper, feel refreshed, inspired and energised for the return to work in the new year.
More from us in 2020 – see you next year!
Since it’s the end of the year, we’d also like to take the opportunity to show our huge appreciation for our partners, who make everything we do possible. A massive thank you to our brand partners: the Paul Smith Foundation, G . F Smith, Sky Creative Agency, Google; and our agency partners: Colophon Foundry, Shutterstock, giffgaff, Anyways, The Academy, Ogilvy, ustwo, Amplify and Kaleido Grafik.