Daydreaming is a short-term detachment from one’s immediate surroundings, during which a person’s contact with reality is fuzz and partially substituted by a visionary fantasy, especially one of joyful, pleasant thoughts, hopes or… ideas, imagined as coming to pass, and experienced while awake. Long ago daydreaming was considered a lazy hobby for people who lacked interest in life.
During the 1950’s psychologists warned parents and teachers to not let there kids daydream or else they would be trapped into some sort of neurotic or psychotic state of mind. Advanced studies today have shown that daydreaming can be more beneficial and coincidentally enough helps stimulate the mind. It is said that the average human daydreams close to 50% in ones life.
Positive Aspects of Daydreaming
Daydreaming is said to be the key to open up hidden talents in us that we never thought possible. Now people who let there mind wonder should not be discouraged but excited. Though there are two different types of daydreamers – the optimist and the pessimistic. Below we have provided you with the positive aspects of daydreams.
- The ability to solve problems quicker
- Generating new and improved ideas
- Helps remove the bad useless thoughts that sometimes cloud our judgement
- Explore new heights that are not possible to the human existence
- Live out your own personal fantasy
- Improves children language skills and performance at school
- Some of the best ideas come from us daydreaming. (ex. man on the moon. Internet etc.)
- Helps your mind, body and soul
- Maintains good relationships and organizes your thoughts
- Boost productivity level in your life
- Focus to achieve your goals
Negative Aspects on Daydreaming
Too much of anything in life is considered a bad thing. Even though the positive benefits of daydreaming weigh out the negative, there is still a fine line between a daydreamer and somebody who lacks motivation. People who are always pessimistic and think negativity will daydream negative thoughts. By nature this would keep the person in a downward spiral. The list below provides you will all the negative aspects of daydreaming.
- Daydreaming has been caused for blame such as car crashes and burning your food on the stove.
- Spacing out during important meetings or school you loose vital information
- Loose focus and forget important information
- Daydreaming is bad for people who suffer from constant negative thoughts
- Unable to get out of a bad depression
Types of Daydreaming:
When we daydream tons of thoughts and images race in our mind at any given second. Daydreams help us when we think positive but also hurt us when thinking negative thoughts. Every daydream has it own uniqueness and is personal to that person. Most daydreams are never told to other people but held deep inside the person. Some daydreams are so bizarre or embarrassing that people usually never tell people their daydream. Depending the person and the mood can influence the daydream. Below we will show you all the different types of daydreams humans experience and what they mean.
Catastrophe – These types of daydreams involve our downfall or natural disasters. Basically anything you can possibly feel is the worst case scenario to happen to you or others around you you will think of in the “Catastrophe Daydream”. In order to cure this negative behaviour you may want to meditate or think positive.
Victory – Victory dreams are fun and thrilling. Though the reason why we have it cause we want attention. There is nothing wrong with being noticed from time to time. If you are not the type of person that get attention all the time you are more likely to have a daydream of this nature. Learn how to be more assertive and less shy.
Hiding – Sometimes we “hide” in our daydream we go to a deserted place or fantasy island. The reason is get away from the stress of life because it can become overwhelming at times. You may want to take a break and slow down.
Sex – Sex daydreams are usually the most fun and exciting. You have the ability to put yourself in situations or feelings that we never thought possible. Sex and love are usually the most common daydream. We get these daydreams when we are not satisfied with our love life.
Revenge – When we daydream about revenge we usually think about hurting or harming somebody we don’t like. Revenge daydreams are not as bad as we think. If you are daydreaming about killing you are releasing angry energy that you hold deep inside you. Its like hitting a punching bad or going to the shooting range.
How To Day Dream
Daydreaming is quite a new to the market and people are still testing the waters. Daydreaming like meditation has its own benefits that people are becoming more aware of. Even though people daydream without being fully aware there is still a way to do it properly to get its full potential. Once you have master the art of daydreaming you will see all of it benefits it has to offer. Have a look below to see the right way to get the most out of your daydream.
Step 1 – Grab a glass of water and practice your breathing techniques for 3 to 5 minutes.
Step 2 – Go to a place in your work or house that you would be the least likely to be distracted. Take off your phone and computer.
Step 3 – Get comfortable. It doesn’t matter where you are just relax and unwind.
Step 4 – Listen to soothing music. Sounds of a tropical rain forest or classical music. At this time your mind must be empty and clear, no thought can come in.
Step 5 – Choose a scenario in your real life and apply it to your daydream. Remember no idea is too far fetched, you can imagine anything you want.
Step 6 – Let your mind flow like a river when experiencing your daydream.
“Everything starts as somebody daydreams” -Larry Niven
“I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering” -Steven Wright
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” -Japanese Proverb
People don’t come to church for preachment’s, of course, but to daydream about God.-Kurt Vonnegut
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. I get most joy in life out of music.” – Albert Einstein