Two nights of poor sleep, both largely self inflicted, and I can feel the negative impact on my performance. Focusing is a bit harder, I’m making more mistakes as I type, the creative juices aren’t really flowing.
Draining interactions with other people (on Twitter, Facebook and in person), light pollution from electronic devices, alcohol, sugary food. These are all dead certs to sabotage our ability to perform at our best.
Recognising the signs and taking some small steps to minimise the sabotage pays big dividends and top performers are masters at minimising self sabotage.