It is a free day to think about everything and nothing. Remember the child inside you and let go of all the ‘work’ or ‘writing’ thoughts rambling around in your head. IT’S PLAY TIME.
Sure we use our imagination to plot a novel, to bring our characters to life, or create a fantasy, but we are still in the thought mode for our readers. Let go and you’ll reap big rewards.
Think back and picture yourself stretched out on soft green grass, and looking up at the clouds play hide ‘n seek with the sun. You get a picture in your mind of something new. Turn loose and dreams become part of this picture. Clouds turn into different formations and as soon as you attach to one cloud, it disappears and another formation takes over. Clouds do not care about first place or even last place. They move along with the flow, creating new adventures for us to see. Yet, we are sometimes too busy to watch and miss out on a lot of images we could use in our lives.
Imagination is creative ability. Our minds form a mental picture of something we’ve never seen before. If you keep your imagination active, it is like a movie in your mind. Things seep inside and you become more involved with people and things around you. You gain the ability to think of new avenues, new possibilities, and yes, they can even be fantasies. These are your daytime dreams pushing you into chartered territories. These moments help you deal with problems, find solutions, and become more aware of possibilities in your life.
Your mind is not on a leash, but running with you in your head. You can hear new sounds, see new clouds form, feel more alive, and more relaxed at the same time. Solutions to a writing problem become clearer and you know what to do with your characters. This could also be an actual situation and you realize the changes you need to make in your life. Don’t ignore these mental images, rather embrace them and enjoy the changes they make in your personal or writing life.
Your imagination is alive and working. Run with the new images. Play with new mental pictures. See through your imagination and have fun.