Especially in the dark and cold time of the year it happens to people that they get sad. Right after they realize the alarm clock is ringing, demanding to start the day, people lose themselves in thoughts about life, about how senseless it is, how hard, the list goes on and on.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy and to love.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
You have to realize how grateful you should be for being alive.
The world is a super awesome place, a big playground and you can do whatever you like. Why waste your chances, aim for the moon!
I’ve always figured out that there 24 hours a day. You sleep six hours and have 18 hours left. Now, I know there are some of you out there that say well, wait a minute, I sleep eight hours or nine hours. Well, then, just sleep faster, I would recommend.
I love this quote by Arnold which comes from a speech he gave at the University of Southern California on May 15th 2009. Not only is Arnold Schwarzenegger a perfect example of a successful person that does not sleep much, the speech also shows that even under great pressure (both for the mind and the body) you can do a shitload of amazing stuff. In fact: Without asking much from your body you won’t be able to sleep less. Here goes why:
Work eight hours and sleep eight hours and make sure that they are not the same hours.
Well I certainly disagree with the 8 hours especially as a gerneal rule but it is important to keep your sleep free from distractions. Try to meditate before your sleep or keep a notepad at your bed so you don’t have to remember ideas but instead just write them down.
You have to protect your sleep. Good sleep is not a matter of time. You won’t feel more rested after 11 hours of lousy sleep than after a refreshing 5 hour badass sleep!
Trust me, sleep is a state where you don’t want any distractions, you want to have your mind cleared before you go to bed. Learn to do that and it will increase your life quality immensely!