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. 🙂