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What keeps you up at night?
Thoughts of my children.
Deep concern about our changing social and political context. The disappearance of our social contract and the rapid nature of this change.
People who sleep very well.
The financial unsustainability of modern life in a major city.
coffee and chocolate after 6 pm
People in other times zones wanting to talk.
i sleep pretty well ;)
Not much, I sleep well.
In the summer time, mosquitoes ... All year long, what lies ahead the day after..
Endless lists...things I'm dreaming of doing and sometimes just simple things that I can't manage to cram into a jam-packed day.
The trials and tribulations of making my ideas see the light of day...
Melting polar ice caps.
So much! Generally the "little things" - unsettling emails received that day, unfinished things at work, etc.
Not much, I'm a deep sleeper.
Meaningful client work.
Self-reflection (and occasionally a good old movie).
Taking a red eye flight.
Either too much coffee during the day or thinking about what is next on my journey for personal development.
The insomnia has abated for some time... but I often have lucid dreams which put complex problems into abstract concepts that my mind can work through. I've solved many a dilemma (work or personal) in my sleep. ...that's the long answer. Short answer is -- I try not to worry & just keep focused on the solution... everything always works out in the best possible way once that rule is respected.
The feeling that either I'm not doing enough or that I've taken on too much. That, and my DVR.
Ideas. I keep a notebook at my bedside to capture them.
- What the competition is doing better - Hiring the best talent - Clients' success
Interior design ideas and my wish list from DWR.
Figuring out how to change what can be changed for the better while remembering that it takes decades for cities to change.
Problem solving. There HAS to be a way…
Caffeine, thinking up new ways to tell stories.
Everything. I generally fall asleep with a set of challenges on my mind. I am a big believer in keeping a note pad and pen handy at all times.
Imagining my characters.
When miscommunication occurs between team members and stakeholders, I am preoccupied until the confusion has been resolved.
irrational and illogical thinking that is usually politically motivated to preserve the status quo.
Loud noises and bright lights.
Mostly tactical questions of how to get a lot done, with limited resources.
My dog, Ruby trying to sneak onto the bed. And 'aha' moments on whatever business challenge I'm working on at the time.
Anything that gets on the way of realizing a good idea, and how to get around whatever it is.
Run-of-the-mill existential worry.
Too much brain activity.
Thinking too much about what might happen or what should happen (future scenarios) rather than accepting things as they are and being in the present. If you can do something, then do it. Now. Otherwise go to sleep.
Mindless worry about all the things I cannot solve. I combat sleeplessness by counting backwards each of my breaths and lulling myself into sleep.
Caffeine after noon.
My blind spots. Fortunately, most of the action in today's culture is related to technology, which I keep a careful eye on, but at a certain point I get myopic, viewing through this lens. Missing the boat is a definite recurring nightmare.
Things breaking. I have a mortal fear that anything I build will come crashing to the ground. Usually, everything is doubly or triply redundant, so I haven't had a big, live failure like this. However, it really hits me during the design and architecture stages, as I lay in bad 2 or 3 extra hours going over all the permutations and possibilities for what could go right...or horribly wrong.
Voices, ideas, questions of the day.