Friday, Feb 13, 2009

Taking Time to Daydream

When I was a child in school, students who stared out the window to daydream were punished for being lazy. Today, students who daydream are often considered very creative and are encouraged. 

While I am not condoning not paying attention in school, I think there is something to be said about daydreaming as a positive thing. Here are a few things I’ve discovered about daydreaming: 

1) Daydreaming is restorative. It actually helps the brain to rest and regroup. 

2) Daydreaming is creative. Some of the world’s greatest ideas and inventions resulted from daydreaming. 

3) Daydreaming is productive. When you can’t seem to get going in your writing, daydreaming will usually ignite the engine. 

The next time you think that daydreaming is a waste of time, think again. Then look out a window, stare into space, and daydream. 🙂

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One thought on “Taking Time to Daydream

  1. I’ve been away and am catching up on my blogs.

    Oh yes, I was a total daydreamer! It was on every report card I ever got in grade school. 🙂 I think that’s why it helps me to get out and take a walk when I hit writer’s block.

    February 19, 2009 at 9:05 AM