Originally Posted by redpepper
I would suggest being careful about not getting overly tired or spending too much time loaded... I have found that keeping a clear head is the best way to get through tough situations where ones compersion is in jeopardy. Being tired can make everything over dramatized and make me lose my mind over stuff that I wouldn't normally worry about.
+1 to that. It's when I'm at my worst too, when I'm tired. There's a lot of science in the phrase "sleep on it". Because you'll wake up with a clear mind and be able to put your thoughts into something a lot easier.
When you are tired, it is your logical brain that gets the hit first. Leaving your emotional mind to do all the thinking. and when your emotions are in control, you can often make stupid mistakes before you even see them.