Dream up a day of magic for yourself

Joyful living, Wellbeing

31 January 2022
Dream day

This winter has been especially difficult for almost everyone I know, and if you’ve felt the tug of universal overwhelm that has been hanging around like a fog, you’re not alone.

It definitely feels like a time to encourage rest, relaxation and re-inspiration, and so I’m inviting you to give yourself a mini self-care reset, and dream up a day of magic for yourself.

So if you have 5 minutes so spare, grab yourself a notebook and pen and let’s jump in…

Dream a little dream

Imagine you could spend a whole day doing WHATEVER you wanted to relax and restore yourself. No limitations, no restrictions, this is dreaming time. How would you spend your day? Where would you go? What would you do? What would you eat? Would you spend your time alone, or with others? Who?

When you’ve finished your dreaming, look back at what you’ve written down and see what stands out to you. Is there an over-arching theme? Perhaps you need to rest, move, sleep, connect, play, create… or something else entirely.

Could you make this dream day happen in reality?
If not in one day, could you make some (or all) of the things happen over the next few days, weeks or months?

Is there anything you feel can’t happen right now?
Why not? Could you meet this need in another way?

Here’s my dream day right now

Dream spa day

Homemade pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast. A mid-morning walk in some woods, among the trees, and a cuddle with my 6-week-old nephew. Somewhere in the middle of that there’d be a dirty chai too. Gyoza for lunch, followed by an hour of playful drawing with The Good Ship Illustration. An afternoon full of spa-like relaxation. A massage, hot tub time, candles, journalling, meditation and some gentle yoga with yoga nidra. Maybe even a gong bath. A cosy evening snuggled up in a blanket watching a Pixar movie.

Clearly I need some R+R! In reality, it’s tricky to make some of these happen at the same time, but you know what? I’m going to try my darndest to make this all happen within the next month. I’ll let you know how it goes. What’s your dream day?

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