How it Feels to Be a 70-Year-Old Fantasizer

I’ve fantasized all my life. First I became a big dreamer, then a skilled fantasizer. What does this look like?

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been a dreamer. It must have started in my early childhood. Is that natural? I think so, because dreaming is a precursor to creativity.

I’m a Big Day Dreamer

Because I’m good at daydreaming, it sparks my enthusiasm to live an exciting life, that leads me to fantasize.

Based on Merriam-Webster dictionary the definition of fantasizing means: indulge in daydreaming about something desired. Do you consciously daydream about something that you desire? What sparks your desires?

According to Sleep.org we dream while in the REM stage of sleep. While you may not remember your dreams (most of us don’t) the thoughts are still embedded in your subscious mind.

As I research the health benefits of sleep that relates to good health of an aging person — taking afternoon naps help you float into the dream state of relaxation. Unlike being in a REM state, I fall more into a “day dream state of mind”. I’m conscious, relaxed and in a meditative state of mind. Dreaming helps me plan for my future.

I Dream to Solve My Problems

“If it’s not one thing, it’s another”, I frequently hear.

Life is full of ups and downs. Detecting a pattern of my highs and lows keeps me balanced where I’m not surprised at anything that may happen. I daydream in the afternoon to relax and solve my problems. Every problem has a solution. It’s just a matter of finding it. Then after daydreaming comes fantasizing!

Can Fantasizing Become Productive?

Yes, I believe fantasizing can be productive. The man who invented the “flying car” must have fantasized to get that wild idea. There must be a fine line between “a vision” and fantasizing. So, do get a vision, you need to dream or fantasize.

Often times, I fantasize about becoming a popular writer resonating well with my readers. You can learn to write well, contrary to many believing you are born a gifted writer or singer. That’s not true! Both genre’s start with a desire and a big imagination.

I plan to hone my craft of writing for the rest of my life. I like to fantasize about maybe one day learn how to write fiction and getting carried away with the main character. Should I learn that skill, I could make believe and dream any life that I can imagine.

You’re never too old to try new things as long as you can dream it, you can achieve it. I’ve got a bank of 70 year — old experiences that I could draw on and share with others. To me that’s exciting.

Happiness for me comes in the little things — even though I fantasize big. Miracles do happen, so I’ll keep on fantasizing until the end of your life. Get up and go do things that you’ve never done before. It doesn’t matter if you fail or make a mess of things, it’s the joy of the experience that’s important anyway.

With this pandemic, I’m creating a fantasy life that is healthy. I create activities to try out and keep me busy. I have to be creative to find things to do at home, so I will stay at home and be contented. Of course, I miss the social life I use to have, but I’m more concerned about being virus-free. So, I vision myself being healthy and happy.

Thanks for reading!

I’m a content creator, an entrepreneur, RV camper enthusiast, and I write about productivity and mental health. I love connecting with like-minded people.

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