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Watch out if you sleep too few hours so you can work more

How much sleep do you need on average every day? For me it is now definitely more than 10 or 20 years ago. I thought about this since last night I slept only three and half hours. That is clearly below what I need on average.


Twenty years ago when I was in my early twenties, I could go on for weeks or months with only a few hours sleep per night. I remember a summer break from the university. I worked the whole summer in shop selling jeans where I normally only worked during the weekend.


Starting the day with sentence completion from The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

Starting writing this blog post is not the first thing I do when I sit behind my computer in the morning at the start of the “working” day. I start with some sentence completion exercises. These are exercises I took from the book The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem.


How StrengthsFinder lead to writing this blog

OK, here we go. Today I start this new blog. The idea is the following. Five times a week I will spend half an hour to write. There is no clear plan. I am not sure what I will write about. And I am not sure what I can write in half an hour almost every day.

The objective is that it becomes a routine; something that I do automatically; something that I enjoy. And I think I will enjoy this. I do that now already.

What is my service?

A long time I have been looking and thinking about what I am really about. Currently I am reading The 7 Habits of Effective People. It can be a life changing book I think.

A quote from the chapter on Habit 7. 'Service is the rent we pay to live on earth".

I realized that the appropriate question to ask myself is "What is my service?" What do I strive for every day and with what should my actions be in line?