Many hard-charging managers pride themselves on their ability to work long hours and get by on 5 or 6 hours of sleep. But the truth is that they're shortchanging themselves -- and their companies. "Sleep is not a luxury," says Dr. James O'Brien, medical director of the Boston SleepCare Center in Waltham, Mass. "It's a necessity for optimal functioning."
There is something to be said about the effectiveness of trading in the soot and noise of the big city for powder blue skies and the unrehearsed, yet melodic, symphony of nature’s sounds. When you set up camp with no one in sight and no devices connected to the outside world to grab your attention.