Harry Redknapp has claimed that the challenge of saving QPR from relegation has taken over his entire life.
The former Tottenham manager arrived at Loftus Road in November with the club winless and bottom of the table after 12 matches.
And the London outfit now find themselves in a far healthier position after picking up 10 points under Redknapp but, following the 0-0 with Spurs on Saturday, the club still lie bottom of the table and five points from safety.
"'I could sit back and say: 'It's not my problem, unlucky', but my whole life is consumed by saving QPR," Redknapp told reporters.
"I don't sleep every night and my mind's non-stop. But it's a buzz."
The 65-year-old is desperate to strengthen his squad in the January transfer window, with deals reportedly close for Rennes' Yann M'Vila and Jake Livermore from Spurs, while West Brom's Peter Odemwingie is said to be Redknapp's primary attacking target.
"I have had teams in the last few years who have great attacking flair," Redknapp continued. "But I have to make the best out of what we have got and be hard to beat.
"Against Liverpool, I played Djbrill Cisse up front with Adel Taarabt with two wingers and got destroyed. We are not good enough to play that way, unfortunately.
"Some of my players get written off. People say: 'They are only Championship players.' But they are giving it everything and I can't ask for any more."