For the last few days, I’ve been waking up between 5 and 6 am. I’ve been making my bed, journaling, doing some morning exercises, and the like. I’ve been so on top of things lately. But this morning I overslept. I woke up and realized that it was already 7 o’ clock. I thought I would be behind all day, but, funnily enough, it was completely ok. I got up and made my bed and had time to prepare breakfast before my child got up. I still had time to do all the things I needed to do. I did feel a little rushed – I didn’t love it – but it was ok.
As a bonus, I felt really well rested. I haven’t felt this good in a long time. Even last week, when I was sleeping until 7 every morning, I didn’t feel like this. For the first time in a long time, I made coffee and drank it, not because I needed to wake up, but because I wanted to enjoy the coffee. I also had a fantastic idea when I woke up. Yesterday, I watched a video that mentioned that wealthy people own stocks. Then they start a business, and then they get real estate. At the time, I kind of dismissed it. But this morning I thought about it again. I already have a stock market account. Acorns is fantastic, and you don’t even have to pay attention to it, really. I haven’t invested much into it, but today’s the day. I want to invest more so that I can still be making money as I sleep or play with my child.
I also came up with the conviction this morning that I’m going to absolutely stop trading my time for money. I’ve been crocheting a lot with the thought that I could turn that into an income. I don’t think it would be a bad idea for me to sell something that I made for pleasure, but I don’t want to fall into the trap of creating something because I can get paid. That would turn the pleasure into drudgery. And crocheting takes way to much time for the return I would get on that investment. I won’t work for less than what I deserve, so I won’t trade my time for money. There’s no way I would ever be paid an amount of money that would be anywhere equal to the value of my time.
Ok, I hope this helps explain that rest can be a good thing. Taking that extra sleep may not actually put you behind. Now, I’m going to go do the things.