Bliss- is defined as the state of perfect happiness and great joy. Now that we have established that, let’s get to the good stuff.
I know that most successful people (self-proclaimed billionaires/millionaires & health experts) will tell you that you should sleep for at least 8 hours to rest your body/mind and get up well rested to improve your productivity. I do not contest this but I also believe that I’m allowed to question it. I’m different mainly because I live life on my terms and, therefore, I determine my sleeping hours depending on my schedule. But I make sure I have at least 5-6 hours of sleep within every twenty fours hours of my life.
I’m deep into the freelancing life which means I have crazy working hours. Contrary to most people who sleep at 10 pm and wake up at 6 am after enjoying 8 hours of sleep, I sleep when it’s convenient for me and I can promise you it’s always worthwhile. The number of hours I sleep rarely determine my happiness while I’m awake and actively partaking in various life activities. this is probably I surround myself with people I can rarely get mad at.The first moral of the story is to surround yourself with people you rarely get mad at. Click To Tweet
I refer to the 5-6 hours of sleep as blissful because that’s exactly what they are. I sleep beside the lovely lady I have the privilege of calling my wife. Most nights she rests her head on my chest and we gossip about all types of things for several minutes till we fall asleep. I grew up knowing that men never gossip but I guess I was wrong because my wife and I are always gossiping. After researching I have come to terms that it is very normal for couples to gossip or rather engage in the tete-a-tete. It is a proven healthy way of building and strengthening the bond between them. But it can also be unhealthy especially for the boychild.
To the men out there, don’t always allow your woman to rest her head on your chest especially if you’re keeping a secret from her. This often results in one-sided confessions. I have come to learn that this is some kind of a lie detector in that our ladies always know when we’re lying. Probably that idiom about the heart skipping a beat is true after all.
After falling asleep minutes later, comes the most interesting part of my sleep. The dreams. I think sleeping while in a good mood activates good dreams because I enjoy some of the best dreams. Experts often argue that dreams are manifestations of our thoughts during the few hours before we fall asleep. I agree with this wholeheartedly. Our tete-a-tete mainly covers the growth we have experienced over the years and our plans for the future. Most of my dreams revolve around our tete-a-tete. I’m a dreamer and as I said before I never believe in colouring within the lines so I almost always share my visions with my lady.
For the 5-6 hours I lay semi-conscious beside my lady, I dream about all types of things. It’s like we continue conversing in our subconscious states. You see, people dream almost every night but we don’t always remember what we dreamt about. I do. I can also affirm that my dreams have changed since I graduated from bachelorhood to being someone’s hubby. During this peaceful time, I dream about my greatest visions but also, I occasionally dream about my insecurities.
This one time I dreamt that I was a successful technopreneur providing services and selling products across international borders. I dream about taking my family to brunches and dinners wherever I deem worthwhile. Another night I dreamt about losing it all, my success and family. But I had developed a strategy that got me up allowing me to build it all from the ground up. Motivating, right?
In my dreams, I win and lose in equal measures. But I still regard them as hours filled with bliss because they help me stay afloat in my comfort zone regardless of wins or losses. I win in some dreams and wake up in high spirits when it dawns. On other nights, I dream of failure and wake up focused on working on my weaknesses and insecurities. Whether I win or lose, I do it with bliss. This is because I perceive it as a simulation that helps me learn and understand my life better.
Most importantly, I’m in my universe where I believe I have control over most variables. My blissful experience during the 5-6 hours I spend semi-conscious (asleep) is one I can control by altering my mindset. I try each day to fall asleep while in a positive mindset to have the best dreams. It doesn’t always work out. However, it teaches me to change things that I can change and accept the things I can’t change. And that’s the key to having a life of bliss by being content.
I hope you embrace a similar perception of life. It’s blissful. That’s all for today. Until, next time, Adios.