Live Your Dream – Make Your Dreams Come True – Dream Life

Live Your Dream …

People keep asking me:

“Are you on vacation or are you working here?”
“Both!”

Nowadays it is possible, just with a WiFi connection and a laptop, to earn money online while being on the road.

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About Live Your Dream Klaus Forster writes in his book Networking at Dream Beaches:

“An old dream which I almost forgot became true in Bali. I dreamed that I was living in a basic wooden house next to the ocean. While I was earning my money by day trading in the hammock between two palm trees. In which I saw myself with the laptop on my stomach, a cable to the modem and another one to the phone network. One of the palms had a phone connector to serve me with an internet connection. In my mind, I always had a picture of Queensland in Australia. The combination of working online with the digital nomads during the day at Villa Mimpi Manis and spending the sunsets at Echo beach matched exactly the feeling I had in my dream.

By the way, “Mimpi Manis” is the Indonesian expression for “sweet dreams”, so it made my sweet dream become reality!”

Live Your Dream

Live Your Dream

Sleep Rhythm: Getting Around With 2-4 Hours of Sleep a Day – Part 4

Week 2: Adaptation of  The Sleep Rhythm

In my posts from last week about reducing the sleeping time I shared the principles and some techniques I utilized to do so. Here comes my assumption of the second week of my experiment.

Being able to sleep anywhere and instantly is the key to reducing the sleeping time

Most of the days I was able to stick with my sleep rhythm during the day. Sometimes I skipped one sleep. But during the night I always needed a longer sleeping period. Mostly I got around with about 6 hours of sleep. Further, I did not find a good reason to stay awake all night and realized that getting up at 4:30 🕟 a.m. was not so effective. The 8 o’clock sleep was in conflict with my fitness training🏋️‍♀️, and 12 noon with my lunch 🥗.

Tuning the sleep rhythm

So I changed my sleep rhythm, having a long sleeping phase from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. and having subsequent phases at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. for up to 30 minutes each, which is up to 6 hours in total. Which already adds 2 to 4 hours to my days, compared to my former sleeping habit of 8 to 10 hours. Even if I found that the long sleeping phase was not more relaxing than the short ones, and I got awake several times during the night.

I found out that making love 💕 is a good way to get awake after sleeping 😴, as well as to fall asleep. Obviously, you won’t be able to utilize it for each sleeping phase of the sleep rhythm… but for the long one, it is quite pleasant, and on top of it, it’s pretty satisfying!

Measuring the sleep rhythm

To enable tracking of my sleep rhythm I downloaded the app “Sleep Cycle” on my phone. It listens to my breathing while I am sleeping and based on that it analyses the bedtime and the sleeping depth. The biggest benefit was, that I was able to choose a wake-up time window. It chooses a lighter sleep phase to wake me up within 30 minutes before the chosen time and promises, that you don’t feel as sleepy as waking up from an alarm during your deep sleeping phase. My first impression is, that this works, but I do not use it long enough to be completely confident about it. Unfortunately, it does not support short naps, nor sleep rhythms with multiple sleeping phases during the day, so I have to adapt the wake-up time each time I go to sleep.

On Saturday, which is my junk food day, I took a day off from this sleep rhythm, not taking any sleeping breaks during the day, and sleeping at night as long as my body wants to sleep. I assume that it will support me being disciplined with my sleeping the sleep rhythm on the other days because the junk food day helps me to stick to my healthy diet for the rest of the week. So I am modeling an effective habit, I already use in a different field. Modeling is actually the quickest way of learning. Now I am curious how it will affect my sleep rhythm in the future.

Analyzing the sleep rhythm

Using the Sleep Cycle app made me aware how much time I spent in bed during the day: Even if I was able to reduce the sleeping time with my strategy, I got aware, that I spent almost as much time in bed, as with only one daily sleeping cycle of 8 to 10 hours. I have the feeling, things are getting pretty complicated now, which fucks up every business, habit, and strategy. I probably have to focus on some simplifications of the sleep rhythm, I expect my day off will help me to think about that. So far I couldn’t make it with less than 6 hours. Let’s see how the next week goes with the modifications to my schedule, and which ideas I will find to simplify the strategy.

Getting Around With 2-4 Hours of Sleep a Day – Part 5

Sampoerna

Sampoerna – My First Indonesian

After I booked my flight to Indonesia, I recalled, that my former boss Johannes asked me during a BBQ: “Do you remember Sabine?” – “Yes, certainly I do.” – “She moved to Bali.” – “Oh no, I didn’t know that” and the conversation about Sabine was over.

But recalling Johannes statement, I thought it would be great to meet Sabine, while I am in Bali. But I only recalled her given name, Sabine. I had no contact details anymore, no old emails. All of this information was gone when I quit working for Johannes company.

My First Indonesia Trip

But thinking about it, I recalled that Sabine told me, that she wrote a book about managing the fear of flying. And so I asked Google to search for her book. I found the book “Flugangst”, her full name Sabine Engert, her webpage, and there was her email address. So I wrote her an email saying that Johannes told me about her living in Bali now, and about my planned trip to go there.

She responded within one day. And she was enthusiastic about me coming. She wrote: I am here already for 2 years and none of my German friends have visited me yet! I invite you to stay at my place. She even organized a driver to pick me up from the airport to bring me to her place.

Sabine, my first Indonesian point of contact

One of the first things Sabine asked me: “Klaus, I don’t remember if you smoke. Do you want an Indonesian cigarette? They are special, they have a clove aroma and the paper tastes sweet.” So I responded: “Usually I don’t, but I am always happy to try something special”. And so she shared one of her cigarettes with me.

Already with the first sip, I realized that I knew this special taste. It was on Christmas eve 1988 when I was on my first overseas trip. On a campground in Queensland in Australia, I met a German, who just came from Indonesia. He told about the wonderful atmosphere, low cost of living, how friendly and open-minded the Indonesians are, and how special the cigarettes taste. He brought some Sampoernas to Australia and shared them with me.

So I realized that I had a 28-year break between my first and my second Sampoerna experience!

Sampoerna, my first Indonesian cigarette

Since that day, it was a perfect way to enjoy the sunset at Echo beach with one Sampoerna, usually with a Bintang and spicy sweet corn from the BBQ.

Unfortunately, the number of Sampoernas increased over time. I kept having one with each Kopi Bali, after sex, when socializing, and even during my thinking time. Due to that, I lost the special feeling I had connected to the clove aroma and the sweet tasting paper. So I stopped smoking again because it was about to reduce my fitness and physical growth.

Sampoerna goes over the edge

That’s why I am limiting smoking Sampoernas only to my junk food day. And after sex, if my girlfriend enjoyed it too because that gives us an additional perfect way to connect.

By the way, the Indonesian word “sempurna” (which is pronounced the same way as Sampoerna) just means “perfect”.

how I made my way to Bali

What is a Coworking Space?

What is a Coworking Space?

New coworking spaces are popping up all over the world

So here comes an explanation and definition: What is a Coworking Space?

 

What is a Coworking Space?

An office used by independent self-employed to create a creative environment and share facilities.

What are the benefits of a coworking space?

  • What is a Coworking Space?Sharing facilities and timeshare of its usage turns out to be cheaper for each individual than renting and setting up an own office. If it is not needed, it does not create any cost.
  • You don’t have to take care of the infrastructure yourself like printers, copy machines, and a good and fast internet connection.
  • Due to that, it provides an almost destruction free working, other than in a cafe shop or a restaurant. Plus they provide office chairs and tables, which are designed for working on a laptop computer
  • And it is a great place to meet like-minded entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and inspiration, team up for projects and join forces.

Which other services can you benefit from?

Most coworking spaces offer seminars, workshops, and meetups for entrepreneurs, in which you can learn and grow.

What is a Coworking Space?

Here you can try it out for free!

Calming Breath

Calming Breath: Getting Around With 2-4 Hours of Sleep a Day – Part 3

1-4-2 calming breath to fall asleep quickly

Insights about this calming breath pattern, to fall asleep within 2 to 5 minutes

Please let me share with you why this kind of calming breath is so beneficial for your body, beyond falling asleep quickly. The actual intention of this deep breathing exercise is to make the lymph moving in your body. Most people think the most amount of fluid in our body is blood. But it’s not. We got about twice as much lymph fluid than blood. Our blood is the supplier of our organs. It carries the oxygen and the nutrition that feeds our brains, organs, and muscles with energy and keep them going.

What is the lymph good for?

It transports the waste and poison out of our body. Other than our blood circulation, which is driven by the heart, there is no pump which makes the lymph moving. Have you ever seen a lake without a water exchange? Pretty soon it turns into a stinking pond or cloaca and it is poisoning itself. So what makes it go? The motion of our body. So the more you exercise the better the waste gets removed out of your body. Without motion, your rubbish collection is on strike! The most effective way to make it moving is your diaphragm, which is the muscle located between your lung and stomach. Deep breathing is driven by this diaphragm. That’s why deep breathing is so valuable. It supplies your body with more oxygen, plus it makes your waste collection going at the same time.

Day 7

I woke up at 6 o clock and went for a beach run,  continued writing my blog and I was pretty disciplined during the day. After my lunch nap, I went to the beach and went snorkeling, went for a beach walk and had a rest at 4 p. m. in a hammock at the beach.

And as you can easily see, the sunset was so ugly, that I needed a beer to make it look nice …

and another one to flush down my dinner 😉

I went to sleep at 9 pm and forgot to enable my alarm. So I slept all night like a baby until 7 a.m. the next day… I think my body needed a long rest, after a lot of days with much less sleep, than I was used to. I am feeling really grateful for it, even though it took me much longer to get up to speed than after the short naps, I used to take during the day. I guess the alcohol was not very beneficial.

Week 2

Let’s start into the second week of the experiment, the day on which I make it, and stick all day to the schedule should not be too far away anymore. I’ll keep you posted …

Getting Around With 2-4 Hours of Sleep a Day – Part 4