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Thursday
May242012

Declaring Dream Day

In my last post, where I was almost too tired to think, I lamented about not giving myself me time during the prime time hours of my day. This is going to change. The time is now to make some schedule shifting. First thing on my agenda: slating Dream Day.

What is Dream Day? I’m glad you asked.

It all began when I recognized my dreaming disconnect. I believe in the power of dreams and that we are all deserving in having our dreams come true AND that it’s possible to manifest dreams, so those aren’t the issues. My concern arose from recognizing that although I dream—a lot—I squeeze dreaming in to the few minutes that I have moving from one thing to the next. I’ve been sticking my dreams into the tiny spaces and the short pauses in between all the other things going on in my life. There’s no crime in that but what I’d rather do is nurture my dreams. Take care of them. Tune in. Pay attention. Feed them, enjoy them and watch them grow.

Enter Dream Day: a day on the calendar where everything I do tends to my dreams.

Rules :

  1. Pre-schedule Dream Days into my calendar and honor those dates like I do other appointments
  2. Spend my “work hours” engaging only in activities that pertain to my dreams
  3. Allow for anything* and everything that will help me get closer to my dreams
  4. Let all the other things on my to-do list wait

*That could mean journaling or shooting pictures or brainstorming or making calls or sending emails but whatever I choose, it has to do with moving forward toward my dream(s)

.Is there work involved in Dream Days? Yes, there can be if you choose that route (I’m a sucker for work) but it’s the most fun kind of work there is! And taking this step is just the first one in creating my “dream scenario” where the things that nurture me and feed my spirit are put on the top of my to-do list once in a while, instead of last.

Would you like to join me by writing in a Dream Day into your calendar? Even just one to start! Believe me, I tried it and it was inspiring and totally energizing! Let’s support one another in our efforts to take care of ourselves and our dreams. What do you say?

And be sure to pop over to the Iam Enough Collaborative today. If you want a lesson in self-care, these women have it in spades!

Reader Comments (3)

That's sounds like a great idea. I'm just hoping now that I've put it out there--I will actually follow through without feeling guilty about letting other things go!! Let's get dreaming!

Yes! I need to do this. I just know it will be hard in the crazy schedule that is summers. My goal I think, will be a morning first. 3 hours to dedicated to my dreams. I know a lot of it will be the hands on work that needs to happen right now. But it needs to happen. And we CAN do it.

And it's funny, I was just writing the other day (at Creative Mama) about letting go of everything else on the to-do list. It can be so hard, but necessary.

May 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLife in Eden {amy}

Hello lovely lady,
This post spoke very loudly to me. I even had tears.
I'm off to get plugged in to dreaming again. Dream days are a wonderful idea xxxxx

June 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBelinda

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