-the monday question-
Zzzzzz are you sleep deprived? zzzzzZ
Sleep depravation. Not one single innovation academy student can say he or she is not affected by it today. And it is, that the next morning after a night of coffee overdose, squinting over our laptops screens at 2 in the morning, Snapchating our stress amongst the team and running against time to meet the first deadline for our personal documentary's that I felt like I had the work ability of a been bag. Project based learning is not studying from a book for a test but can sometimes cause the same negative effect if we do not plan properly--we must create healthy deadlines.
I could metaphorically say that today's morning learning opened my eyes, but that's sadly physically impossible; sleeping less than 8 hours a day to complete a task is filled with ignorant irony. Why? The next day your productivity is null. Did you know that your brain can react in the same efficiency or even better when your drunk than when you are sleep deprived? True fact.
Productivity doesn't come from working MORE time but by being more efficient in smaller focused efforts.
skin aging, gaining weight, brain function, memory, emotional health even heart-attack risks are all effects that we ignore yet do impact us when we alter our schedule.
A productive individual is the ritch of today and when the world spins uncontrollably rapid towards production and development, we tend to overwork. Spending entire nights awake becomes the normal for a high school student, but it shouldn't be. After all, there is a reason why we only have a 40 hour work week.
We realized as a class that if we are following our passion for learning then we should be sticking to our devotion for sleep. Think about it this way, last semester we learned the value meditation has in our health, sleeping is an equivalent to deeply meditating for 8 consecutive hours (or more) --your brain regenerates.