Let’s be honest. We all need sleep. Sometimes we get the amount of sleep that we need, and sometimes we don’t.
After about five or six days of not sleeping, you will start to see a decline in your concentration, perception, and even higher-level mental processes. And in case you’re wondering, the world record for no sleep is 264 hours, which is about 11 days. It’s not recommended.
Lately, I’ve been losing sleep. You know, thinking about the things that we could be. The things that we should be. And the things that I want us to be.
That’s a lot of thought when you think about it.
As Mitch Hedberg once said, “I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re going and hook up with them later.” What a great plan. If only we could do that.
Let’s Get Some Sleep
Sleep is a necessity, whether we like it or not. Life takes you in a million different directions. Yet, we all need sleep so that we can recharge, get up, and do it all over again.
Treat yourself as well as your phone. You charge your phone, so why not do the same for your body?
Oh, that’s right. We’re too busy. Yeah, yeah, there’s so much to do in Sherman Country that there’s no time for sleep. But you have to make the time before your body decides to force the issue on you.
Legend has it that when you cannot sleep, it is because you are awake in someone else’s dream.
I never mind losing sleep over a good conversation or a good book. Or a late-night TV binge. Or even a concert that runs into the wee hours.
At this point, I’m like four days past my bedtime.
Here’s the thing, though. Sleep is what’s needed to win in life.
Can’t seem to catch the Zs? Join the club. It’s not always easy. You might lie your head on your pillow only to think about everything that you still need to do. Here are a few tips:
- Spray some lavender on your pillow
- Use a sleep sounds app
- Avoid using your phone (or any screen) for an hour before bed
- Get the room as dark as possible
- Write down all of your thoughts before going to bed
Once you start getting your recommended amount of sleep (that’s six to eight hours a night for us adults), you can become more productive. We can have the time of our lives. And we can be awake for everything that matters.
Remember, in order to dream, we have to sleep. So, what are you waiting for?
Follow Your Dreams, They Know the Way
I’ll have you know that I’m a dreamer. My dreams are always leading me to do bigger and better things throughout Sherman Country.
Want to know why I’m a dreamer?
I’m great in bed. I can sleep for days. Just not 10 days because that’s too long.
Dreams are meant to be followed. Otherwise, why are we even bothering to dream? I might not always be able to sleep, and that’s when I resort to counting stars. You should try it sometime, they’re much more interesting than sheep.
My bed is a magical place where I suddenly remember everything that I am supposed to do.
There are a few ways that you can follow your dreams. Start with a dream journal. Keep it on your nightstand. The moment you wake up, jot down what you dreamed about. It will help you not to forget.
Then, prepare yourself for the hard part. All throughout Sherman Country, you’ll see people chasing their dreams. Those in Texas might be working to become a part of the rodeo. Those in Wisconsin may be figuring out how to open a dairy farm. And those in Minnesota may be saving to buy a boat.
There’s no telling what other people’s dreams are. You can only concentrate on your own.
Set SMART goals. You know, the Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Based Goals.
This will ensure that you’re making progress toward making your dreams become a reality. Otherwise, you’ll just be slacking off, spending all of your time napping in the hopes of getting another glimpse of that dream you once had.
You’ve gotten your sleep, right? Now, it’s time to wake up and smell the roses. Seriously, get out of bed because there’s a whole world out there waiting for you to explore it and play in it. Your dreams can’t come true if you’re just lounging in your bed. They require some action.
You did get yourself an adequate night’s sleep, right?
Sleep isn’t over-rated. It’s not for the weak. Don’t believe all of the lies that are out there.
I finally got eight hours of sleep. Took me like four days, but whatever.
And if you’re one of those that get eight hours – but over four days – it’s time to start investing in your sleep. Once you do that, you’ll start dreaming. And that’s when the magic happens.
You may even wake up one day with the idea that it’s time to build a home. Or a business. Or get serious about storage. That’s when Sherman Pole Buildings can help.
A pole barn can be a great way to get started on your dreams. It gives you a place to run and hide. It gives you a place to create your plans. And it gives you a place that you can rely on, whether it is for your living space, your business operations, or for something else entirely.
Creating a pole barn that people would love has been our dream at Sherman Pole Buildings. We counted stars. We got eight hours of sleep every night. And look what we did with all of that rest.
Now, you have the opportunity to get a pole barn for your space in Sherman Country. It can be anything that you want it to be. We’ll customize it to your specifications. Think about how large it needs to be, what special features you want it to have, and more. We’ll be as involved in the design process as you want us to be. All you really need is a plot of land for us to build upon.
Start sleeping so that you can start dreaming. Then, wakey, wakey because we have a pole barn to build!