أقلل طعامك تجد منامك
“Eat less to sleep more.”
How bout them Arab proverbs? So true! I find that this is how I live, whether it be writing, drawing, or socialization, or whatever. I eat less to sleep more. That is to say, I often forgo eating to satisfy some other need…well, not need, want, most the time. I go to bed hungry. I put off eating lunch if I’m “In writing mode.” If I’m playing a game with someone, I’d rather finish it than go hover over the buffet table.
It can even go the other way for me; sleep less to write more. I do some of my best writing at eleven at night. I’d rather stay up late getting things done, and wake up tired, than to go to bed early, so I can wake up early and get more things done at the beginning of the day. Healthy? Maybe, maybe not. It’s all about priorities.
Would you rather have a full stomach or pay off your sleep debt? Would you rather have eight hours of sleep or write those eight hundred more words? Would you rather make it past Go and collect $200 one more time, or pass the buffet table and collect two hundred pounds? (Okay so maybe that’s a little much, but parallel sentence structure is important.)
Do you have any quirky priorities?