Summer means stifling temperatures and humid days punctuated by unexpected thunderstorms. We are accumulating multiple days where the mercury rises above 90F, and the meteorologists aren’t promising any relief this week.
There are advantages to operating on energy-saving mode. It forces you to do away with nonessential tasks. Eliminating the distractions running in the background gives you the space to clear your mind. With the noise silenced, your thoughts wander. You can reflect. There is freedom in letting yourself explore untraveled paths and recognize beauty. You remember the joys of daydreaming.
People often considered this practice selfish and a waste of time. History is full of individuals who explored their imaginations. Dreamers change the world, by altering our perceptions. Philosophers like Socrates challenge us to think, and they warn that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” Reflective thinking unlocks alternatives you might not have otherwise contemplate. But it requires work to examine your opinions and beliefs, to apply logic and reason, and to imagine remarkable solutions. By allowing ourselves to dream of a better tomorrow, to consider positive outcomes to various scenarios, we visualize and plan for happiness.
Are you using your daydreams to construct your future?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer