“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss
How well do you sleep at night because you love what you do? If you're self-employed and stay up at night because you love what you do and can't wait to do more of it, congratulations! And yet, you still need your sleep. So how do you accomplish both? How do you sate that desire and racing heart AND get your sleep?
Planning is a wonderful thing. Create your things to do list before you go to bed or at the end of your work day. When you have a great plan and you work it, the details fall in line and your brain knows you're going to work on it tomorrow. For the most part.
There are still times when you're lying in bed and the mind races. It doesn't want to wait until tomorrow! So how do you handle all that comes to you at that moment? Do you struggle to push it out? Struggle to remember it until morning? Get up and run to your office to start working before you forget it?
A simple notepad and pen by the bed can save you! No need to turn the light on and wake the rest of the house. If you scribble in the dark, you'll more than likely still be able to read enough of it in the morning. Avoid turning your cell phone on to light up your notepad, as the blue light might do more harm than good. The important thing is to "download" your idea onto the pad, freeing your brain to focus on returning back to sleep.
Here's wishing you a few more winks.
Ronnie Roll has started several businesses from the "I Have An Idea" stage to grand openings and beyond. Her passion is helping others achieve their dreams, and her art mediums are business modeling and food.