In the fullness of our daily lives, it can be so difficult to make room for big picture, following-your-dreams type of stuff — don’t you agree? Starting today, I have decided to make a little room right here to devote to topics related to following your bliss and living the life you are meant to lead. I encourage you to give yourself the gift of a bit of time, every Friday, to focus on you and where you want to go. If you choose to pop by here each Friday, I hope to surprise you a little and keep things fresh — there may be a creative ‘homework’ assignment that you can choose to do if you like, a podcast, a guest Q&A, or simply a heart-to-heart chat. Sound good? Good. Let’s get on with it!
Today I would like to discuss the importance of daydreaming and downtime for the creative soul.
You know how creative-types tend to have a reputation for being ‘dreamy’ or absent-minded? Well, I actually think there is a purpose to that! Daydreaming fuels the creative process. Slowing down and even doing nothing once in a while has some amazing benefits.
Daydreaming and downtime can…
- Free up your creativity
- Lead to new and unexpected solutions to problems
- Let a grand plan for your future come into focus
- Get in touch with what your heart really desires
- Relax and recharge your body and spirit
- Get your priorities straight
And those are just a few of the benefits I personally have noticed. What about you? Do you make time in your life for doing nothing? When and where do you come up with your best ideas? Your homework this weekend, if you choose to accept it, is to carve out a half hour to simply relax and stare into space. Really! Put on some music, if you want (I’ve been loving this lately) but otherwise simply let your mind wander. See what happens.