I’ve always had a good imagination. In school, I got good grades in writing. The teachers were really impressed. I used to read kids books which helped develop my imagination. These days I get inspiration from movies and television. And certain male actors 😉 I don’t read books that much anymore. I never seem to have enough of patients to finish a book. But books are not the only way improve your mind.
“You people have no imagination!” –Reepicheep (Narnia: Prince Caspian)
One time I wanted to become a writer. I even studied dramaturgy. I wanted to write movie scripts but I skipped that because it’s not as easy as it looks. It takes a lot of time and effort too. Also, it doesn’t pay that much. I found other ways to use my imagination. Writing fanfiction is one. Having writing as a hobby is less stressful and much more rewarding. Getting likes and comments from the readers gives me more motivation to keep going. I write them in English so I get more readers and it also improves my language skills. I don’t post everything I write online. I get a lot of ideas but not all of them get into stories. I really love using my imagination. It comes naturally to me. I do get writer’s block and then I don’t write. Ideas usually come when I don’t think about writing. Then there’s this one-word Daily Prompt. It only takes one word and my imagination runs wild.
You also need imagination in daily life. If it’s neither cooking or planning your day. I never let myself get bored. I always find things to do. That’s what is good about having an imagination. I notice things others might not. For example, I noticed the outside door didn’t close properly (I live in a flat). No one seemed to see or care why it didn’t. I used my imagination and I found a reason why. Since it’s slippery outside in the yard there is grit on the ground. There was some grain of sand on the doorstep which prevented the door to close. I wiped it with a brush and door closed like it should. Someone would probably have called a locksmith to fix the door. Sometimes I wonder what people have in their minds. Maybe it’s just a lack of common sense or no imagination at all.
For some imagination come more naturally than to others. Unless you have a disease that prevents you from imagining things in your head. Your imagination gets better with practice. If you don’t use it, it doesn’t get better. Having an imagination keeps your brain active. I wouldn’t know what to do if I didn’t have it. Without imagination, life would be boring. I don’t need drugs or any other substances, I have my imagination.