Learning to Dream Again

We lose our dreams when life gets hard. It’s time to find them again.

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Daring to Dream

I think dreams may be a concrete way to hold onto hope. People who don’t live in hope don’t dream of their future. Your job is to hold onto hope and your future.

What is a dream? Anything you would like to do or have in your future. They can be realistic or totally over the top. Have some of each. Just have fun dreaming.

Dream about where you want to live, where to travel, food, what to learn, and what you want to teach your children. Add the relationship you want to have with yourself, your children, friends, family, and your significant other.

Spend time dreaming every day. Dreaming helps you escape stress and opens your heart and mind to the possibilities of life. Dreams move you forward and motivate you to reach for more.

Dreams change over time. Dreams are fun and don’t have to be realistic.

Dreams for Healing and Stress Relief

You can use dreaming to work through something you may want in your life. As you put yourself in that new house or take that vacation in your mind you may realize you want to change the location or make the house smaller. It’s an easy way to try on a new situation before you make it a reality.

Take some time to destress and relax by dreaming about your future. You can escape the worst day by visiting your dream vacation in your mind.

Dreaming of your future tells your mind you have a future. This is especially important when you are going through a tough time. You need something to look forward to when you are stuck in a rut or surviving a difficult situation.

When we were children we enjoyed dreaming about the future. When you dream you pickup up some of that energy and excitement you had as a child. You remember who you were and still are. It’s fun to be reminded of our youth no matter how old we are.

Make a Record of Your Dreams

Bring your dreams from your mind into your world by making a dream board, adding them to a Pinterest board, or writing them down. Do something to bring them into existence from your heart and mind. Dream big!

You can also keep a notebook of the dreams you want to come true. It will be amazing to look back someday and see when your dreams started to come true or how they changed over time.

A Caution

This is purely for fun, not some kind of exercise in making dreams a reality or whatever. I’m talking about relearning the skill of dreaming if you have lost it because of an abusive relationship or some other reason.

Have fun, heal, and be free.

❤ Julia



Julia Freeman, Trauma Recovery Coach in training

I believe survivors of narcissistic abuse and domestic violence deserve to live in freedom and peace.