I challenge you to spend one hour each day in November focusing on your dreams. Why? In conversations lately I’ve been running into people who get themselves stuck in the same situation that I find myself in now. There are so many things that we WANT to do, but when we get home from work/school/social obligations we readily let go of those things we hunger for and settle for the quick escape that presents itself instantly in the form of television, movies, and social media. It makes me wonder what we could accomplish if we spent the first hour we got home tuning into ourselves.
You might be wondering what that looks like and I don’t have an exact answer for you. For me it’s going to be writing as my dream is to one day be a published author. Here are some questions that will help you determine how a daily action can bring you closer to achieving your dreams: What are your dreams? What is a goal that you have wanted to accomplish, but never had enough time for? What are your values and morals? What do you want your life to look like in 5 years? In 10 years? What’s something you’ve wanted to do that you never allowed yourself to believe was possible?
If there isn’t anything you want to work on that’s fine, but you should still take an hour to present with yourself. Spend some time meditating, go for a walk, journal, the options are endless. Who knows, maybe when you’re taking this time a desire or passion that you weren’t aware of might present itself! For more on the power of connecting with yourself check out this interesting read on Wired written by Robert Wright: How Mindfulness Meditation Can Save America.
The rest of this post is a side note for any other aspiring authors. It can be so hard to get on a regular writing schedule. I keep putting it off despite it being my main passion. It’s something I can always do later. Not anymore! I’m going to be participating in National Novel Writing Month this November in order to get myself back in the swing of it. I participated many many moons ago and it was the inspiration for me to go back to college. I felt like I had strong ideas, but I couldn’t get the mechanics down. I’m curious to see how my writing has grown since than. Are you going to be participating this year? If so, let’s be buddies!