”You can spend your time daydreaming or make use of it in other ways. I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering. They say there’s no harm in daydreaming, but there is. If you don’t daydream your life is a nightmare.”
It was always about what will I become, how good I will perform, how will I make my parents proud, how will I look cool in my peer group… until a series of accidental happenings took place to awaken me to the truth — don’t think to avoid life but just live to experience it!
The only problem with most of us is that generally, we don’t tend to learn until we suffer. Learning from other’s experiences is not considered so cool I guess as making mistakes and then making corrections is!
Not Thinking here doesn’t mean not planning your day or events. You need to be organized to have a fruitful day because it is an action that should make the major part of a day which depends on our prior planning. This though observes digression in the form of overthinking about the results and what all might or might not happen in future. By planning, you do yourself a favor of staying organized and taking time out for everything in a day but by overthinking and fearing thoughts, you only kill the chances of living a happy life.
There are things to do and then things to observe. There are things to say and then things to listen too. There are things to direct and then there are things to obey too. Experiencing life can be the only way to do it efficiently.
A DayDreaming Mind:-
When most people are caught daydreaming and asked “What’re you thinking about?” they normally answer with the standard, “nothing.” 99% of the time, that’s actually not true. In fact, it’s incredibly difficult to clear your mind of all thoughts entirely. In actuality, when people say they are thinking about nothing, they’re actually thinking about the more mundane aspects of life: The bills they have to pay, the meals they have to cook, or the dates they have to remember.
But what if you could occupy your daydreaming mind with something a little more interesting?
Positive and Negative Effects of Daydreaming:-
Many people use daydreaming as a way to escape their daily life or even the moment that they are in at the time. While daydreaming can provide a quick method to get away from reality, it can also be a healthy method for dealing with certain situations and ideas. Daydreaming normally has a negative connotation but it can be useful when you need to induce creativity or a few minutes of relaxation. Depending on the way you use your daydreaming time, it can be either a positive or a negative way to spend some of your free time.
The Negative Aspects of Daydreaming:-
One way in which daydreaming can be harmful to your way of life is if you do it too much. There is a time where daydreaming can be useful and productive, but at other times it can cause you to lose focus and forget important information. If you are at work or trying to complete an important task, daydreaming can interfere with your productivity and cause you to either slow down or stop completely for a matter of minutes. If your job consists of operating heavy machinery, daydreaming can even be harmful to your health if you allow it to reduce your concentration.
Daydreaming can also be harmful to your mental health if you are constantly having negative thoughts. While most people daydream about fantasies and other desirable events, others might be daydreaming about doing something harmful to themselves or others. There have been many cases of suicidal people driving along the road and daydreaming about crashing into a tree. Sometimes, these types of daydreaming fantasies can be rather involved with a great deal of detail. It is almost like a plan rather than a fantasy. When it involves something that could cause harm, daydreaming is likely to be a detrimental quality.
On the other hand, you can use daydreaming to your advantage. One way you can do this is to set aside time each day for daydreaming. Even though this is often a spontaneous action, you can still set a certain time when you sit in a quiet spot and begin daydreaming. Many people find this to be an ideal stress reliever after a long day of work. This can also be a stress-relieving technique after a major argument with a friend, loved one, or even after a traumatic life event. Daydreaming allows your mind to wander and forget about reality for a short time. This attribute alone can help you keep your sanity when you are going through some rough times. By allowing yourself to escape from a stressful situation, you can return to the situation with a new attitude and possibly even a solution to the problem that may be causing the stress.Daydreaming helps your mind relax:-
In addition to relieving stress, daydreaming is also a way that many people choose to relax. Daydreaming allows your mind to take a break for the duration of the entire time you allow your mind to wander. Since it lets your mind take a break, you can often return from a session daydreaming with a refreshed and renewed mind. Oftentimes, this might be all you need to return to a task and complete it. Oftentimes, working on the same thing for a long period can cause your mind to get bored and stop focusing on it. Daydreaming can relieve your mind from the issue for a few minutes and, as a result, return refreshed and ready to complete it.
Another positive effect of daydreaming is that it can help you maintain your relationships. When couples or friends are apart, daydreaming about spending time with them can often help you feel like you are still together. You can either daydream about the times that you have spent together in the past or you can daydream about what you would do with your friends or significant others in certain situations. For instance, if you have moved far away from your circle of friends, you can daydream about how it might be if you were with them when you got a new and exciting job. While daydreaming is not the same as being with those special people in your life, it can help you remember them fondly and keep you thinking about them rather than letting them slip out of your mind.
Daydreaming can also be used as an efficient method for boosting productivity. If you allow a few minutes in the middle of the day to daydream about a problem you are having at work or in other situations, your mind may think of a variety of ways to solve that problem. Daydreaming can also help elevate your mood that will make you feel better overall. The better you feel, the more likely you are to be productive. As a result, you are more motivated to complete a job or a task and move on to the next challenge.Daydreaming helps you achieve your goals:-
Since daydreaming helps you get motivated and boost your productivity, it can help you achieve your goals as well. If you can daydream of being successful at a certain task or even in a certain position in life, you are more likely to reach your goals. Visualization is often an important key to striving towards a destination. It is a common method utilized by performers, athletes and other professionals whom society would consider successful. Therefore, it can also work for you.
Daydreaming can help you focus:-
If your goal is to write for comedy television but you are a comedian, you can visualize yourself working through the ranks until you become a writer for a television show. This is true for any industry. Following this example, daydreaming can help you concentrate and focus on a higher goal for yourself. The more you think about your ultimate goal and focus on the steps to achieving that goal, the more likely you will be to reach it. You might even reach your goal faster if you are using your daydreaming times and efforts efficiently.