I am now able to do some work I had thought impossible because I got lots of sleep and I am working slowly–or, at the speed I need to work.
The reason I have always wanted to leave academia is that we are supposed to work very quickly, do a poor job (anything else is “perfectionism”), get up before we are rested, schedule everything in a rigid way, never meditate and not “waste” a minute.
If I had never been lectured at about the need to use timers and alarm clocks, I would never have hated academia. If I had received that lecture while still a student, I would have quit.
The reason I hate the lecture so much is that it is so belittling. People imagine one has never had to be efficient before.