Daydreams are the fertile soil in which our imaginations flourish and reach for the light.
– Sarah Ban Breathnach
This year I have been enjoying reading Sarah Ban Breathnach’s, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort & Joy.
Each day has a passage with a different theme. I am repeatedly in awe of how it resonates with me throughout the seasons.
Today’s passage is about daydreaming: its power and reclaiming it in our everyday lives.
It happens to be a Saturday today. I have not been enjoying Saturdays of late.
I’m not sure I’ve ever really did. I didn’t enjoy the times spent cleaning the house with my mum while my brother was outside with my dad. Grr.😠 I didn’t like working in Woolworths on Saturday afternoons – the greyest, gloomiest shop in town – wearing a secondhand uniform.😩
I didn’t like the sense of getting stuff done so that THEN we could have fun on Saturday evening and rest on a Sunday.
I appear to be stuck running this same ‘until’ script lately: When I’ve done X then I’ll do Y.
I’m expecting myself to do all the washing, go to the greengrocers, do homework with daughter, go to dog training, mop up some work emails, do online shopping, make essential phone calls. THEN I’ll get to do the stuff I love: cook a curry and watch a movie with my husband.
Of course there is something, satisfying when that works out, but right now it all just occurs as drudgery and a clock watching game. ‘Can I fit it all in before 5pm?’
I need to shake up my Saturdays!
I’m not sure what it looks like right now, but I do know that I want to create a new relationship with them.
Sometimes you don’t have to have it all figured out. It simply starts by declaring that something’s not working.🤷🏻♀️
For me, carving out an hour in the afternoon to daydream would help.
Plus this is the time of year for accessing our deepest dreams. Heck, I have a duty to myself to do this!🤣
So right now I am pressing pause on today’s ‘until’ script and gifting myself an hour of Me time.
A hot bath, some essential oils, a candle. All designed to aid the daydreaming.
I wonder how you’ll create some daydream space for yourself this weekend?🤔
Let’s daydream, and flourish, together! 😴🤗😴🤗