Use Your Day Dreams to Increase Your Productivity
First things first, you have to own your day dreams. Come to terms that the fact that your day dreams are very real. Don’t separate yourself from them, don’t scoff at them, don’t shove them under the rug to be addressed at a later date, just listen to them.
Day dreams are packed with messages from your untamed imagination – a scene by scene creation of what your soul desires for your life.
In last week’s post I wanted to get you thinking, I wanted to get you moving – moving out of your perceived “reality,” and into your dream space.
Your life is not stagnant, and where you are today doesn’t determine where you are tomorrow. What determines where you are tomorrow are your dreams, your ambition, and your willingness to put it all into action.
This week is all about getting close to your dreams, uncovering unseen blocks to creating what you desire, and getting it all out on paper.
I’ve put together is a short exercise below to get you looking at what exactly your mind is creating. Sometimes to get to the good, we have to sift through the bad. So let it all come, and let it all go. Tap into your creative space, acknowledge the bad, and don't put it at a distance. Instead, hold it tight, and find creative solutions. That way, when you're really dreaming, you'll have fresh space to let your garden of golden ideas fully grow, and fully blossom.
The Alchemist’s Day Dreaming with Intention Sequence
- Set a timer for 10 minutes, and put on your go-to good vibe playlist. Music helps take your mind out of a physical/tangible space, and ignite different senses. Music enhances your creativity, and helps you “think outside the box.”
- Get activated. Get your juices flowing by singing, dancing, drawing, or doing yoga, and just let your mind roam.
- Purge it all out. At the end of the 10 minutes, grab a piece of paper, and write down anything & everything that comes to you. Write for as long as you need, just make sure you’re recording what's flowing out of your mind at this time.
- Take a look. Read your message, and ask yourself:
What themes do you see?
Are they linked to deeply rooted patterns in your life?
Can you create a solution? Or ideal situation from this?
What can you embrace? What can you let go of?
- Re-write your story. Take the topics you addressed in your message, and re-write them so that you place the situation in the form of “I am so happy now that [this situation is healed, resolved, positively serving me, etc.]."
- Keep the solution close. Read your re-written version to yourself everyday upon waking up for the next 7 days.
The purpose of this exercise is to get you in the habit of dedicating time to shifting your mind into a more creative space. It is intended to help you become more comfortable with the fact that you may have to let go of the old to make room for the new – and that’s all okay. Why? Because “reality is wrong, dreams are for real.”
So, go ahead, hug your dreams a little tighter.