It’s a terrible question: “What if?” You can make so much of it, let it drive you crazy. But for now, I would like you to use it in a positive way. What if you were living in a beautiful home with a big garden, in the climate of your choice. Imagine how you would live there, what it would look like, smell like, feel like. Just for a moment of creative relaxation. Daydreaming can be very good for you.
I have to admit, I am a bit of a dreamer. Not in the vague, strange way. I just have a lot of ideas and stories floating around in my head. Sitting in a train, waiting for the bus, during not-so-interesting lectures, I can think up whole stories with fairytale endings. Or mesmerise about the future. Creating the perfect future home in my dreams is one of my favourites.
Of course, every time I think about my future dream home it is a bit different. Depending on where I am, how I am feeling and what I have been occupied with I will unconsciously influence the appearance of the home. But what is constant is that there is always a garden and somehow I always manage to squeeze in at least two horses somewhere in the picture. Sometimes the garden is all lush greens with a greenhouse in a corner, other times it’s more a wild garden with trees and stones and a wooden shed. That’s the great thing about daydreaming, you can shape everything exactly how you want it.
What About You?
Now it’s your turn. Make yourself a cup of tea, put on some quiet music and take a moment to daydream. What will your home look like? Think of the form of the house, how big it will be, what kind of room you will have. Or let yourself walk outside and create a lovely garden, if you even want to have a garden, that is also up to you. Think about what plants will be growing in and around the house and whether or not it will be filled with cats, dogs, hamsters, chickens, cows, whatever. And most of all, make it a place you feel happy.
Just taking a few moments like that is so good for your mind. You can deliberately take your mind of all the stress and trouble of normal life and totally relax. I don’t mean it as an escape mechanism, more like a way to restore your energy and happiness again. After, say, fifteen minutes of house-dreaming, I am certain you will feel better and more positive and energetic again. Try it! It might help to set an alarm, though. That way you will not have to look at the clock constantly, so that you can properly relax, and it will also be a good thing if you happen to fall asleep during your dreamings.
I would love to hear all about your dream homes!