A whole new day

In Part 1 of this exercise, you journaled for what must have seemed like hours. Maybe it really was hours.

You answered a comprehensive list of questions about your preferences about your career, job, workplace, colleagues and schedule.

Relax for five minutes like you did before, paying attention to your breathing. When you inhale, think "Breathing in," and when you exhale, think "Breathing out." This keeps your mind busy so that it rests.

Keeping your information from Part 1 at hand, now, imagine you're waking up on a very new day. Everything is exciting and fresh this day. You'll be able to do anything and everything you've always wanted to do at work.

Starting right from the moment you awaken, how does this day look? Where are you? Note the time of day, the smells and sounds. What are others around you doing?

Write it down very quickly, almost before you can think about it. Describe every detail, every scene, every minute by minute, just keep writing, as the time goes by. If you get stuck, see where you are in the day:
* Waking up
* Getting ready for work.
* Going to work
* Arriving at work
* Doing the first thing
* Doing the second thing.
* Doing all of the other morning things
* Lunch
* Doing all of the afternoon things
* Getting ready to be done with work
* Doing the last thing for the day
* Leaving work

Your day can be incredibly full. You don't have to obey the laws of time that say we have only 24 hours. Work as much as you like. Do everything you like to do! Write until you absolutely cannot think of another thing you want to do in a workday, a workweek, a workyear.

Take a break for at least several hours. Even better, put your dream job project away overnight or for a day or two. Then, come back to it fresh, when you've not thought about it for some time.

Synthesis

Now, read back over everything you've written. Fill in blanks. Add question marks where you don't remember what you meant. It will come to you.

Spend a good amount of time thinking and writing about what your dream means to you. Consider what would happen if you implemented it in your life.

Usually, dreams seem bigger than life, and they can be intimidating when we try to fit them into our mortal 24-hour days. If you feel it, live with the fear for awhile. You may recognize that it isn't as scary as you thought at first.

When you think you might have the courage one day, begin your plans to move in the direction of your dream. You don't have to have the courage before you begin. You can make it a goal. You'll find your dream will move toward you, too, until one day you discover it is part of you.

Author's Bio: 

Jeri Hird Dutcher, Workwrite, inspires executives and professionals to envision, attract, and achieve their highest career dreams. She is certified as a Professional Career Coach, Resume Writer, and Employment Interview Professional. Jeri provides career coaching and professional resumes for clients worldwide. She welcomes inquiries at Workwrite.net.