It is for one to think that when you go to sleep your mind is at rest as well. Often times it isn’t so. Our minds don’t rest when we sleep but in turn they digest everything we have learned or talked about that day. Our mind processes things easier when we sleep because we aren’t thinking, acting, concentrating or being occupied with three thousand tasks to complete.
When you sleep, your mind digests everything you’ve learned. At the same time it is storing everything you learned that day, a little part of our mind is allowing us to dream. It may be a dream of what we fantasize about, it could also be something way out there like we’re flying amongst the stars wearing a mini dress, heels, have pink hair and are singing in rhyms every five minutes to the milky way… or it could be driving that car you would love to have.
Different dreams consume us each night but we only remember fractions of them much less anything else. Often times we can recall our dreams and sometimes not. We have many dreams during the night as was shown in a special about sleeping patterns on television a little while back. We don’t remember everything and quite frankly, if we did, it would scare us. Some people can remember a lot which is helpful to those, like myself that have a hard time remembering things. Some can remember numbers and dates only hearing them once or twice. Some can remember an entire conversation.
So I guess in all actuality your mind is never at rest. Writers block is a pain at times when we want to write but can’t seem to think of anything to write about. Trying to think of something to write isn’t the hard part. The hard part is pin pointing one of those thousands of ideas flying around. Such as an artist has to do when they want to sketch something or create a new logo or design that new dress. You know what you want to do, it’s just taking that first step that is the hard part.
Here I am bouncing around from topic to topic as if I had ADD on writing. Going from one thing to the next trying to create one big piece with several little pieces put together to hopefully make something that sounds creative. That’s what writing is though. We often start with one topic and if you aren’t careful, you will end up out in the middle of no where and have no idea how you got there much less how to get back. With the many topics that we write about and often things we day dream about, we can let them go to the wildest point we have ever been to and before we lose them, bring them back in slowly. Try and relate all the things you wrote or fantasize about into one big package if you will.
I just enjoy writing and day dreaming as well. It seems as if my mind will not ever stop racing. I don’t have to many writers block stumbles because if I pause for a moment instead of trying to rush it, the thoughts will come to me. They sort of pop out like toast pops up in the toaster. The light bulb flicking on when we hit an idea. There are times when we would like our minds to stop racing so we can actually sit down and concentrate on something. There are times when we would like to be able to think of something. I’ve noticed at those times we are rushing to think of ideas it is because of just that, we are rushing.
Take a step back. Close your eyes if you have to. Take a deep breath. It will come to you. Now, I think I shall get back to bed. 3 hours of sleep and I’m feeling the need for some more.