Question of the Day: Pulling an All-Nighter

source: obo-bobolina
source: obo-bobolina

If you’ve been a reader here at Organizing Your Way very long, you know that I stress the importance of getting enough sleep in order to be the most productive.

It’s a rule I live by for the most part, but last night — with personal and professional deadlines looming that have left me stressed and grumpy all week — I decided to stay up and get as much crossed off my to-do list as possible. I “only” lasted until 3:00 a.m., but I got a ton done, and I know from experience that I can usually handle lack of sleep okay for one night, so my plan is to have a fairly productive day today and turn in early.

I am in no way suggesting that you should make all-nighters part of your lifestyle, and I’m fairly certain I’m going to have to work very hard on my attitude and mood today! But I want to know if you’ve ever found yourself in a similar situation and how it turned out for you.

Have you pulled an all-nighter (or half-nighter) as an adult in order to get things done?

Did you regret it the next day, or were you just glad to have gotten things checked off your list?

What other methods do you use to catch up when you’re behind on things that have to be done on a certain timetable?

Looking forward to reading your comments!