Updated: Jan 27
I do now. I can't say I've always done that though. Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night and you just could not go back to sleep? That has happened to me so many times.
I have done many things to occupy my time during sleepless nights. I have watched TV at times, read my Bible, prayed, journaled and even laid and counted sheep and after several hours I realize I'm still not sleep. Ugh, I hate when this happens.
I have had people give me tips on ways to try to fall asleep like taking a Melatonin pill or just listening to soothing music. I've never tried Melatonin, but music has helped some. But, trying to find the foolproof thing that will help with this has been my challenge.
I will tell you the best thing that has helped me rest well at night is knowing that I have checked the boxes on my dream work. When I have those boxes checked, then I rest easier.
In other words, if I know that I am actively working on the things that fulfill me, the things that excite me, those things that give me a thrill, the things that drive my passions, then my sleep is nice and restful.
I know for me many years have been spent not really working on those dreams enough. Not being focused enough. Not being persistent enough. Not really believing I could do it.
Not believing my dream and passions were worth it. Not believing in my dream work because I didn't think others believed in it, so then I shouldn't, right? Have you ever felt like that?
If others, think it's a silly idea, then it must be a silly idea, right? No, definitely not. Such wrong thoughts that I had.
I know now, If I believe it, then others might or might not believe in it. Either way, I still must pursue it if it's truly my greatest dreams or passions.
I realized over time that the more I worked on my dream work and what I find to be the most passionate these things really helped me do everything else a little better because I felt so good on the inside.
And then, my sleep naturally got better and better. It's like my body is worn out each day from actively fulfilling my passions throughout the day. I find that I do best when I work towards my passions each day, no matter how big or small it is. Just everyday, adding my passions into my regular day in some kind of way.
Are you doing your dream work or exciting your passions everyday? Why not? What are you passionate about? Why can't you work towards your passions every single day?
I remember I had a conversation with a person many years ago and they were telling me about their many businesses and how they do several different jobs throughout the year. Most of their jobs were working on things that fulfilled their passions. I looked at this person and said "Man, I wish I could do what I'm most passionate about all the time too." The person looked at me and said "Why can't you? You can too if you really want to."
At the time, I thought, How? I have no time. I'm busy working full time, I am raising my daughter, I have after school activities for her, etc. etc. etc. I literally almost looked at this person as if they had 3 heads.
I thought to myself I will never get there especially not with all I have on my plate. Boy, was I so wrong. Lol! I laugh now because I once thought it was a farfetched idea and that I probably could never achieve what I dreamed at least not anytime soon.
Now several years later, I look and I see all that I have accomplished on my passions and in my dream work. Wow! How did it happen? I will tell you. When I finally took baby steps.... no matter how small those steps were....I actually made progress.
I was actually able to walk towards implementing my passions and dreams into my everyday life. And now my passions and dreams have begun to become reality more and more as the days go by.
When you think about it, I started something of a shell of Ladies Connected almost 20 years ago and 20 years later it has evolved a thousand times over, but its still going. I realize that dreams only die when we stop working towards them.
Will you stop at nothing to incorporate your passions and dream work into your day to day life? It is absolutely worth it. But, best of all, I can sleep at night because I know that I am doing what I was put on the planet to do each and everyday.
I challenge you. Why can't you go after every single thing you want in your life? If you do, you just might sleep even better through the night and rest easy knowing your passions and dreams are becoming reality with each passing day.
Truly, I want to know what you are doing each and everyday that spurs your passion and dreams. If I can do it, so can you!
Go after what you want. You are worth it and there are so many that want to hear what you have to share. Sweet dreams. Happy sleeping!