Over the last few weeks I have been focusing on daydreaming; the good and the bad sides to it and how it can affect your day to day life.
I have also been explaining how you can utilise your daydreams to help you, so make sure you take a look at that discussion too.
What’s good and what’s bad?
So far, we’ve found that daydreaming is good for thinking and planning out what you want to do in an emotionally safe and controlled way.
However, daydreaming can create bad habits because it can cause you to get stuck in a constant loop of dreaming rather than actioning.
This can mean that you never feel able or willing to actually try anything as it might not work out how you dreamed it would. You then convince yourself that daydreaming about something is enough for you – so you don’t try.
But is it enough?
Imagine going through life constantly envisioning what you would like to do tomorrow, next month or next year, but never actually doing anything about it. You’re just stuck in the same place and disappointed that things aren’t moving forward for you.
So, what are you going to do about it?
Daydreaming with no actioning can become a problem for many people.
What you need to do is create a new way for you to relate to your daydreams. Use the good parts; i.e. planning your future, and remove the bad i.e. not actioning your dreams.
For example, if you find yourself daydreaming about what it would be like to go for a run regularly – try it! Even if you only run once a week for 10 minutes, you’re still actioning those thoughts.
Once you’ve done this you are one step closer to being able to not just dream it, but do it.
And you will be able to take that next step to living your dream life.