I know how valuable time is. I’m one of those people who have their “I-need-more-time” mode on. It happens to me mostly because I like to take on new projects before I’ve finished old ones. I accumulate a lot of work and every second becomes more and more valuable. I often dream that there are more than 24 hours in a day. And since I cannot change that, I decided to create this extra time myself. How? By spending only 2 hours a day sleeping.
I want to share the results of my experiment with Bright Side readers. I must say that they surprised me and were significantly different from what I expected. But first things first.
I decided to start my experiment at the beginning of the week. As they say, Monday is good for starting new things and implementing new rules regarding your daily regimen. Instead of falling asleep at night, I broke my 2-hour sleep into 20-minute naps. And the first results didn’t take long to show.
I thought that I would constantly yawn and be searching for coffee. But everything happened the exact opposite of how I thought it would. I was focused, I fell asleep and woke up after naps without any problems, and I felt rested.
The situation began to change on the second day. My productivity was not as high. I didn’t want to work, I was just waiting for a new nap time to come, and therefore I only fulfilled part of my regular work duties.
But my brain still remained focused and sharp. I spent less time learning new information and found cool and interesting solutions every 5 minutes. And I didn’t know what to expect next.
My condition didn’t change on this day. I was like a zombie, and the world around me ceased to bring me joy. And I wouldn’t have known what to do if it were not for one positive change. My productivity had become higher. Finally, I had those extra hours I had dreamed of. And I was able to complete all of my projects, and even came up with new ideas for new ones.
Despite the fact that I was able to do all of this, I didn’t feel joy or relief. More precisely, I didn’t feel anything. My emotional state was far from good, which affected my communication with people. I didn’t want to see, meet with, or talk to anyone, even if it was only for a few minutes.
On this day there was a turning point. My body was getting used to the new regimen and now I felt like I had been asleep for an hour after each nap. I have to say that my new routine also made me happy.
I no longer spent time on empty thoughts about what to do, but on the contrary, I organized a new schedule. I made time for reading, meditating, performing certain duties, training, and other activities. I felt alive, a little, but the constant fatigue still brought me down.
This day I can’t call joyful at all. I was depressed and I felt that everything had turned into a monotonous cycle. Groundhog Day? Exactly! It seemed to me that I was losing my mind. And looking at myself in the mirror, I could not help but sigh. I saw an exhausted person with big bags under their eyes and grayish skin.
Plus, my productivity dropped. During the experiment, I definitely did more than I had done during last couple of weeks, but it was boring and mechanical. I was no longer happy with what I loved to do for a living. As you can understand, this day was hard for me. And I, of course, began to think that my experiment wasn’t such a good idea. At some point, I had the desire to surrender, but I still continued.
On my day off, I decided to relax. And later I realized that this was a bad idea. I managed to do a lot: I walked in the park, took a bike ride, and went to a concert. But I still had nothing to occupy myself with. Without work, I had nothing to do and I had a lot of free time. Time began to go so slowly that I became more sleepy.
But there was one interesting thing. I met with my friends who asked why I was doing this. And then, suddenly, I realized that I didn’t know how to answer. After all, I had already completed all my tasks at work, which is why I wanted the extra time. And it would’ve been possible to stop the experiment on Friday, but I wanted to make it to the end.
Contrary to my stubbornness and the desire to prove my will to myself, Sunday accidentally became a cheat day. Thanks to an alarm clock that didn’t work, I slept for 12 hours. Instead of waking up at 2:20 A.M. after my usual nap, I got up at 2 P.M. And it was great!
I slept well, felt rested, the world around me was no longer a gray blur. I was alive again and it was an incredible feeling. I sort of failed my experiment, but it didn’t really make me feel bad. I was ready to enjoy life, myself, and the world.
Remembering these 6 days, I cannot say that this experience was terrible. Although the results were debatable. At first glance, everything was cool, and I fulfilled my monthly plan in 5 days. But I was so tired and exhausted that it affected the quality of the work. And I had to redo many tasks. I already mentioned my desire to communicate during the experiment or, more precisely, the lack of it.
And, as for my health and appearance, here I had disappointing results too. I began to look much worse and older than my current age. Despite regular workouts, I gained weight. And somewhere around the middle of the experiment I was attacked by awful headaches. But it all went back to normal after the experiment was over.
And you know what? I definitely don’t recommend this regimen or this lack of sleep. I don’t advise you to repeat my experience and try to make more time for work by saving on sleep. It’s better to abandon a new project if you understand that you don’t have enough time. Sleep is an opportunity to rest and recover. Don’t deprive yourself of this.
Do you have time to do all the tasks that you’ve planned? Have you ever slept less so you have more time to work? Tell us your stories in the comments.
Illustrated by Victor Senin, Ruslan Pidhaniuk for BrightSide.me
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Mehmet Fatih Maçoğlu’nun belediye başkanı olduğu Tunceli Belediyesi Meclisi, ‘Tunceli’ yazan belediye tabelasının ‘Dersim’ olarak değiştirilmesine karar verdi. Bu karar sonrası Maçoğlu, sosyal medyada Trend Topic oldu.
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15 Random People Who Look So Much Like Celebrities, You May Want to Take a Photo With Them
It’s not an easy goal to meet a real celebrity in our everyday life. Sometimes they are too busy with their activities or simply prefer to avoid public places. But when you see one right in front of you, don’t be too quick to jump over the moon and ask for a photo. Try to check their IDs first, because we are ready to show you that there are too many ordinary people who look just like stars and who probably wouldn’t miss a chance to pose and giggle afterward.
We at Bright Side compared photos of celebrities to their clones to demonstrate that this isn’t a joke. IDs first, photos after.
15. Kylie Jenner and Kristen Hancher, but which is which?
14. “My dad actually does Jack Nicholson lookalike work in Hollywood as a hobby.”
13. Breaking news! It seems Kim Kardashian has cloned herself.
12. “This fella lives in my house. I think James Franco and he follow each other on Instagram.”
11. “My sister always gets asked if she’s Julia Stiles.”
10. Nope, those aren’t just 2 pictures of Steve Buscemi!
9. Here’s chance for those who are upset that Michael Fassbender is married.
8. We’re just interested to see if Meghan Trainor’s double has the same talents.
7. We know this is pretty unexpected for Taylor Lautner, but we can’t unsee it.
6. This girl claims that she gets compared to Katy Perry daily.
5. When Chuck Norris is on vacation.
4. “Never mind, I’ll find someone like Adele.”
3. If Cobie Smulders doesn’t want to shoot How I Met Your Mother 10, there’s a perfect replacement out there.
2. Wait, so you’re saying that isn’t Zooey Deschanel on the right?
1. Even Zach Galifianakis and Jonah Hill can see this resemblance.
Do you have any friends who look exactly like movie stars? Show us their photos!
Research Says That People Who Blush Are More Generous and Trustworthy
Some people feel uncomfortable when they blush, because they believe that this reaction of their body makes them appear timid and insecure. However, the reality is very different, because blushing can make us look more sincere and trustworthy to other people.
Today, we at Bright Side would like to tell you why blushing is not a sign of weakness, as many used to think.
Humans are the only ones that blush.
Humans are the only species known to blush, according to the findings of Darwin. After observing the gestures of monkeys, while conducting his studies on evolution — he defined this reaction as “the most peculiar and the most human of all expressions,” that probably happens because of a social defense mechanism that humans create against feelings like guilt or shame.
It makes you more attractive to the opposite sex.
The truth is that, although it could be a social defense mechanism that speaks to our discomfort, we are more attractive when our cheeks begin to turn pink. This gesture reflects a bit of vulnerability, and it’s for that very reason that it also creates a sense of intimacy that is striking to the opposite sex. In addition, it makes us look radiant, which is why, when putting on makeup, we apply pink powder on our cheeks.
People who blush are more trustworthy.
According to a study that has been published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, people who blush easily are people who are considered to be trustworthy and more generous, compared to those who don’t react in the same way. The researchers of this study also claim that other forms of moderately expressing embarrassment and social vulnerability are true signs of virtue, since it’s not possible to reproduce these reactions voluntarily.
Other gestures that reveal our emotional state
In a series of experiments, 60 college students were videotaped recounting embarrassing moments. The results indicated that blushing generates trust in other people and that’s why we shouldn’t try to hide it. This investigation includes people who react with gestures like a downward gaze, covering their face, laughing involuntarily, and blushing at the slightest provocation.
Why we blush when we feel embarrassed
Our face turns red because when we are in an embarrassing situation, the body releases adrenaline, which is what causes the redness of the skin, as it increases the blood flow to the blood vessels. This process is linked to our sympathetic nervous system and, for this reason, we can’t control it. We can also feel our heart rate speed up, our breathing increase its frequency, and in some people it can cause them to start sweating.
When it comes to blushing, it’s impossible to lie.
Blushing is something that we, human beings, are unable to avoid. It’s a set of involuntary bodily functions that are unleashed when we are exposed to a situation that embarrasses us, although not always in an unpleasant way. But it always shows that something matters to us and that, if we’ve done something wrong, we do have the desire to fix it. Because of this, this reaction is linked to honesty. So, if you see your partner blushing, you should believe in what your eyes are seeing.
Do you blush very often? Do you find it embarrassing or is it something that doesn’t worry you too much? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.
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