(this is not just play for writers, but works for all creatives)
Daydreaming is so much fun, and daydreaming about what you can do with your life is even more fun. I get most of my article ideas, stories etc from playing with my daydreams. Just staring up, imagining a cloud above my head where all these ideas pop up ready to bounce into the world 🙂
And if a voice pops up in your head saying that daydreaming is for kids only, tell that voice to shut up. You are a writer. Daydreaming is essential for writers. So there! (yes, that’s me sticking out my tongue at that voice in my head. You should try it too, it is very liberating!)
I had so much fun creating this exercise!
Get a piece of paper and a pen.
Close your eyes and imagine you get 15 minutes of complete freedom. All that worries you or hinders you is gone completely. You can do all you want to do, create all you want to create, write all you want to write.
What do you do?
What do you create?
What do you write?
What makes you smile?
Open your eyes and write it down.
Be specific 🙂
Instead of just writing it down you can also do it in many other ways, depending on your creative outlet.
• get felt pens, paint, pencils, or use your fingers to jot down your daydreams
• mindmap it
• make a collage
• make a post-it wall out of it
Don’t forget to have fun and don’t pressure yourself. Just allow yourself to daydream freely!
Use what you have created to inspire and fuel your life!