There comes a time in our rest when sleep loses its value. This is especially true when you compare it with the only alternative, being awake.
My bad dream
Last night I had a “bad dream”. I add quotes because I’ve had bad dreams where my family gets hurt or I’m chased by some scary creature. It wasn’t that kind of bad dream. In my dream I brewed the last scoops of coffee beans that our friends gave us. The “scary” part of the dream is that I put in too much water. The coffee was ruined. I still remember feeling panic and dread in my sleep. Then I woke up and thankfully the coffee is fine. Dreams aren’t worth staying in bed for, even the good ones.
The limited power of sleep
Sleep does have a purpose but I”m grateful that I’ve realized it has a limited one. It’s not worth staying in bed for more of it if you can get up early instead. If I would have stayed asleep today I would have missed only one thing, opportunity for more dreams. I’ve been up for an hour now, enjoying well brewed coffee, reading a book and writing. Being awake is better than sleeping when you have the choice. You do have the choice.
How to achieve what we dream of
Sleep is important but you don’t need more chances to dream. You need to make more chances to make your life’s dreams true by waking up early.