The GenY Success Show (Episode 10): James Norris – Building New Success Habits, Increasing Productivity and Finding Fulfillment In Your Work
James Norris is a social entrepreneur and professional lifehacker. He’s experienced and tracked over 1,500 life firsts. He’s a super interesting guy and he has a ton of knowledge on habits and productivity.
He’s also co-built 20+ organizations and was a triple major/quadruple major at the University of Texas at Austin. I had him on the show to share his tools and knowledge with us about how to build better habits, overcome bad ones and increase our productivity by limiting distractions.
7 Amazing Sleep Hacks For A Better Night’s Sleep
Let me talk about why I decided to write an article on sleep.
I’m currently 25 years old. All of my life, I’ve never had challenges with energy or focus. In high school, I averaged about 5 hours of sleep each night…no problem. In college, it was about 6 hours per night.
It wasn’t until I turned 25 this past February that I started to notice that I couldn’t hold my focus for a 12 hour workday anymore. 8 hours was starting to get a little tough. I could still hammer out those hours, but it wasn’t productive for me.
I needed to take naps in the middle of the day in order to sustain my output. I’ve read many articles about the benefit of napping, but it just didn’t seem logical that I couldn’t get through a day without being dog assed tired.
I examined my diet, personal productivity and sleep quality. Fixing all of those areas ended up having a great effect on the quality of my day, but the one that made the biggest impact for me (based on my tracking) was the changes I made to increase the quality of my sleep.