Lately I've been so busy with multiple jobs, sick pets, and home improvements that I haven't had a moment to think, rest and recover. Leaving myself space to dream is something that is so important to me. This space between one planned activity and the next is where my magic happens. I've found that it is necessary for not only my survival, but the survival of my work.
For some creatives, like myself, "busy" is a steel cage. I look around lately and I see so many others with booked up schedules and no time to breathe. Being able to think quickly and turn around solutions and multi-task are common requirements for most jobs these days. Honestly, I just don't think most humans are hard-wired that way. I think something gets lost in translation. I think we need some space to wander!
I'm currently working on adjusting my schedule so that I'm not overbooking myself like I have so many times in the past. I think we could all use a little reminder that we need time to ourselves in the midst of work and life obligations. It's best for us, our well-being AND our work to take some time off and daydream.
I'm committing to spending more time reading fictional stories. I'm committing to spending more time at the places that inspire me. I'm committing to watching more magical movies, taking walks to the park, and day trips to the beach. I want to explore. Wander. Daydream. Because THAT'S where my best work comes from.
I want you to give yourself permission to take time off and breathe. Give yourself permission to say no to something because you can't add one more thing to your schedule. Dare to dream.