Updated: Feb 15
I am reborn every morning … who will I be today?
When you were a kid, do you remember spending time daydreaming? I do. I remember just laying on the sofa listening to music and thinking about whatever the music made me think of (I think it was mostly how I was going to be a famous singer and have an incredibly beautiful romance with the singer/songwriter/musician man in my life who adored me and wrote songs about me!). Or I would lay down outside and watch the clouds go by and think about … well ... anything that popped up.
We’re so busy nowadays, that I can’t even remember the last time I daydreamed. How about you? I wonder what would happen if we started scheduling daydreaming into our schedules every once in a while the same way we schedule our dentist appointment; or maybe every day like brushing our teeth? Wouldn’t that be something?
I know you’re busy, but take at least 5 minutes today to contemplate this thought. Decide when you can schedule some daydreaming time and then put it in your calendar. Go ahead and do it now… I’ll wait. Do it as often as you feel is right. And, if you have time right now, why not do some today?
This can be as specific or broad as you want. Here are some ideas:
You can think about an idea you’ve had, something you have been wanting to do or try.
You can use it to remind yourself that every day is a new day, full of new possibilities. Yesterday may have sucked, but, after all, today is another day.
You can just let your mind go blank - just looking, listening, hearing, being.
You can just let your mind wander. If you come up with some inspirations or realizations or fun stories, write them down. And, if you find a particularly captivating fantasy, play with it … let it sweep you up and take you for a fun mind adventure.
Spiral level: Pretty Darn Good, Great
Use when feeling: expectant, inspired, accepting, frustrated, indifferent