That might sound like an odd question, especially at a time like this. But it’s an important one, especially for women in their 2nd half of life (what should be the best half, if you ask me!).
Are you allowing yourself to dream right now?
To think about the things you want out of life?
Maybe it’s the places you want to travel when it’s safe again to do so. Or maybe it’s finding something meaningful to dedicate your time and attention to. Finding a pursuit that brings you joy and fulfillment each day.
You may be thinking that it’s crazy to be focusing on yourself and your hopes for the future when life as we know it still feels so uncertain–but I would say now is precisely the time you need to be dreaming!
That doesn’t mean you ignore the current situation. It’s okay to be concerned, but you can’t spend 24 hours a day wallowing in worry and fear.
When you allow yourself to dream, you allow HOPE in, and hope is a powerful emotion in times like this.
It’s amazing what a little hope can do for your emotional well-being.
It’s like a breath of fresh air, or a vase full of fresh flowers on your desk.
I’d like to ask you to do something for yourself.
Take a few moments sometime today and journal about what your perfect day would look like. Write about it in the present tense as if it’s already come true…
How do you feel when you wake up?
How do you spend your time?
Who do you see and connect with?
What do you eat for dinner?
What do you do for fun?
What is most important to you?
You deserve to wake up each morning to a life that you love, and while the world looks a little bit different right now, there is no reason you can’t dream about and begin creating a life of joy and fulfillment.
Creating that life for yourself begins with allowing yourself to dream today and taking small steps each day moving in that direction.
What are you doing to create a life that you love even in the midst of this pandemic?