Take Time to Daydream Each Day
Daydreaming is great when it comes many things; creativity, reflection, memory and mostly relaxation. Using daydreaming as a form of relaxation is often overlooked, although it is highly effective. Unfortunately, daydreaming is often associated with laziness. Our society is for the most part against daydreaming, because the productive nature of our culture and when we were younger, the daydreamer was frowned upon because they appeared to be doing nothing. Yet the marvelous thing is, their brain is actually functioning quite well in this relaxed state, and it’s great for the mind.
Time to zone out
The mind does need rest, especially considering how demanding our day-to-day lives are and daydreaming is a great way to achieve that state of relaxation. Actually, daydreaming can be considered as a productive state of mind. Our brain stays active while we daydream, it’s in like a mental relaxation state. This is a very important state to be in because this allows the brain to retain information better and for self-reflection.
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Try It Out
It doesn’t take much to achieve this relaxed state of-of mind, the daydreamer might picture events when they were actually in an active state of relaxation, such as being on a beach, listening to the waves of the water and feeling the warmth of the sun on their skin or the strolling across a beautiful meadow, smelling nature’s scents of springtime flowers, as a gentle breeze softens the warmth of the sun.
When relaxing your mind during daydreaming, your body should naturally follow the mind as it eases into a state of calmness. Sometimes, the mind needs to check out at odd times, so daydreaming can be done almost anywhere. If you choose to work it into your routine, pick a comfortable location for your daydreaming. Some such an area with a comfortable chair, a soft rug, or that place in your home where you go to relax. Daydreaming in some sense might be like meditation at times, no focus is needed, just allow your thoughts to drift as they may. Deep breathing may help to set up the easing of your mind at the beginning of your session.
We all daydream a little different, just like we view the world around us differently. The only perfect way to daydream is the way it comes to you for that day. In your mind’s eye, you may see images, hear music or sounds, feel deep emotions or recall delicious smells. There’s no wrong way to daydream.
Your Mind’s Time Machine
Daydreaming can be used as a preparation tool, thus allowing for greater stress relief. The dreamer may be stressed about a presentation or preparing for a sports event. Daydreaming is a way to work through these scenarios to become more confident about the situation. Daydreaming is a great way to use visualization and stepping into the future to experience possible victories and challenges. Then return to reevaluate the situation, then again step into the possible future to see if the changes that you made will work. Each time you perform this stage rehearsal like process, you gain more confidence and ease about the future event. This makes it so that when the event occurs the dreamer is more prepared to deal with the situation and thus resulting in less stress. Daydreaming helps us to cope with emotions, think positively, manage conflict, maintain memories and build self-esteem.
Daydreaming has a lot of benefits. Relaxation is a major benefit and it is especially important, because of our fast paced lives we currently live. We don’t usually allow ourselves the time we need to relax our minds without viewing or playing with a device. Daydreaming is about putting all your electronics aside and letting the mind actively rest. The relaxation of the mind is essential because it helps the functioning of our brain. Allowing for better memory capabilities, a greater level of social skills, higher thoughts of self-worth and preparing for the future events.