I came home last weekend from my writer’s conference on an incredible high. I used some of that energy to finished writing my book that I was muddling through for the last year (or at least came to a good stopping point for now).
Monday, I was still bounding with excitement and started working on a new writing project after work.
Tuesday was a hard day on the phones at work, then Cub Scouts started a few minutes after I got home. I was worried about losing that pep in my step so quickly after my awesome weekend. But when everything settled down, I spent a few minutes working on the opening scene to my new book. My mind kept working on the scene while I slept and I added to it when I got up the next morning. My workout suffered, but I was excited about my day again!
Sometimes I think I spend too much time in my own head, but maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Maybe I need to be more intentional and escape into my imagination as a way to escape the mundane. This could be a tool to balance my mood when I’m feeling discouraged or overwhelmed; a way to stay connected to my goals and dreams.
So now to put my theory to the test and experiment with spending more time living in my head, which sounds like a lot more fun than a lot of the other tests I’ve been taking lately! How do you escape reality?