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Does IM ever Keep You up at Night?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Noah Hawryshko, May 29, 2016.

  1. Noah Hawryshko

    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    Yes, weird question.

    I don't know about you guys, but my brain goes into overdrive when I have a good IM idea. I didn't sleep last night because my brain won't turn off. It insists on pondering every aspect or possible aspect of my good IM idea to it's logical conclusion. It adds up costs, implements theoretical scaling, determines required skillsets, enumerates needed assets, calculates hypothetical response and revenue, and walks through every other step of the logistical process option by option, and result by result.

    It drives me crazy, but at the same time it's so helpful for productivity.

    ...am I the only one?
     
  2. thaqu

    thaqu Registered Member

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    I usually just think about all the hot babes who won't talk to me irl...
     
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  3. Dannythehat

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    All my best ideas seem to come to me while i'm stuck between awake and sleep mode.
     
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    Always dude, Insomnia is my best friend. Sometimes I even get out of bed to write down the idea in case I forgot it :D
     
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  5. Vlad D

    Vlad D BANNED BANNED

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    I don't sleep at night . I sleep 4 hours a day in three stages , read about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyphasic_sleep

    How can a man who sleeps 8 hours a day compete to another who sleeps 4 hours ? Time is precious , i like to be conscious as long as i can , hate sleeping , just a waste of time but still you have to do it .
     
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    Time doesn't exist, sorry to be a bearer of bad news.
     
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  7. Vlad D

    Vlad D BANNED BANNED

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    sorry mate
     
  8. Capo Dei Capi

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    Its better to just invest into more powerful hardware,faster internet and outsource work instead of driving yourself crazy over time.
     
  9. Vlad D

    Vlad D BANNED BANNED

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    A faster hardware can't think for you , is just a tool which will save some of your time .
     
  10. Tazdingo

    Tazdingo Junior Member

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    Yes, thoughts do often run through my head as I lay to sleep at night. What I do is a keep a notepad on my nightstand to jot down anything that I would like to remember and save it for the morning. Sound sleep is very important.
     
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    And sleeping for only 4 hours per night will cause your brain to not function at optimal levels. Also, you will eventually burn out.
     
  12. Capo Dei Capi

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    IM isn't something complicated it doesn't require much thought other than for the initial setup of stuff. Hardware isn't something that can save some it can save lots of time depending on how much you have upgraded over the previous hardware you possess.
     
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    I know the feeling and the worse of it is when you have to grab a piece of paper to write down what you are thinking, there you know you won't be sleeping anytime soon.
     
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    You think you are ahead of everyone else that sleeps for 6-8 hours, but in reality you are not. Sooner or later, you are gonna burn out and you are gonna start having very low productivity. I know this, because I tried it myself in the beginning. 4 hours is not enough, 6 is optimal, 8 may be a lot for most people if you are an adult. Also, you don't need to work hard, you need to work SMART. Capo is right, outsource everything to other people and machines, you are there for your vision, just to guide your workers, implement new ideas and manage everything. 18 hours per day is more than enough for that.

    @OP: That is pretty common, countless times I have stayed up at night and then slept during the morning/afternoon. That has its ups and downs, because while you can get your projects/ideas done during the night when you are focused and in "overdrive" mode, you fuck up your internal biological clock by messing up with your sleeping times. Anyway, if it really becomes a problem, take something to put you to sleep!
     
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    New projects do it to me more than anything else. I get excited and don't want to stop working, especially if I'm thinking of new ideas I don't want to forget in the morning.
     
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    Yes, and people say, you do not do anything, just keep sitting whole night in front of PC and looking for what, we simply don't get it.
     
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    Don't sweat it, for a lot of us it comes with the territory. Up until not so long ago (until my son was born) 4 and 5am was the normal logging off time for me. I liked the tranquility at night, I feel the imagination and creativity came alive for me in those wee hours too!

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  18. seowolve

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    It normally happens lot with me, sometimes due to clients work not able to sleep whole nights.and sometimes lots of ideas let me wake up nights.
     
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    i still had this problem, in the past i used to work in the night, because i like the quite and nobody is disturbing you, BUT i had problems in the ext day, i always woke up LATE,
    NOW i am trying to change that, by sleeping 8 hours in the night and start working in the day in 5 o 6 am, ITS HARD and i need time change that...:(
     
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    Nothing beats a good sleep at night,waking up fresh in the morning. If you don't sleep at night you will eventually go crazy.
     
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