I used to get by on three hours sleep.
Ambition drove me.
Newspaper editing by day.
Radio and TV scripts by night.
I struggled with a novel.
About my GI buddies in Korea.
The manuscript was lost years ago. No real loss.
Recent research shows the error of my ways.
Sleep not only recharges our batteries.
It gives our subconscious mind time to work.
Sleep produces solutions to our problems.
It helps us better assess our opportunities.
We are more creative with proper rest.
Our pet editor Scoop Bellune sleeps all the time.
He is one of the world’s most creative dogs.
You don’t have to be a dog to be creative.
But you can follow Scoop’s fine example.
Just take a nap. It’s good for you.
Most of us divide our days in two.
One for sleep. One for wakefulness.
This may not be a natural sleep pattern.
More than 85% of mammals are different.
They sleep for short periods throughout the day.
Children and the elderly nap.
The rest of us are too driven for napping.
We think we have too much else to do.
We appear to be sleep deprived.
That affects our creativity. Makes us irritable.
Affects our mood. Skews our judgment.
Makes problem solving seems impossible.
Excuse me. All this is making me drowsy.
I think I’ll just stretch out for a nap.
While I’m asleep, here’s something you can do.
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Enter our Bottom Line competition.
If you had a good year, you should enter.
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If you are not a subscriber, here’s what to do.
Email me at Jerry@JerryBellune.com
Just put “Bottom Line” in the subject line.
I’ll send you an entry form.
It will take 20 minutes to complete - tops.
Invest 20 minutes or $1,000? No brainer.