Take the Opportunity: Daydream
Photo of Shem-shem Pablo
By Stuart Young
Take the opportunity today to
just daydream a little.
You’ll be glad you did.
Some people call it meditation, some call it being still, I call it
daydreaming. When you take the time to do nothing your mind can
wander. It can happen while you’re doing something mundane, that
doesn’t need your full attention – washing the car for instance. It
can happen while you walk in the woods or the park, as one foot falls
in front of the other you find your mind drifting to past events or
This is a creative process. One of my goals for the coming year is to
spend 15 minutes a day just daydreaming. The idea for this book came
from sitting in my kitchen with a cup of tea and one of our dogs at my
feet. My other half was out walking our other dog, there was no radio
or TV on – it was silent and my mind just drifted.
Try it, it might not bring any fruit the first time but that doesn’t
matter. The very process of daydreaming is reward enough.
Editor’s Note: Stuart Young writes his thoughts on How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time. He aims to provide a “set of 365 practical little guides which WILL change your life if you commit to implementing as many as possible.” He is also completing his book about changing your life one day at a time. You can check his thoughts here.