Research has revealed that brain activity actually increases for the day-dreamer, and, as our minds drift aimlessly, we access problem-solving areas of our grey matter.
Next time you have a big project to deliver, you may be surprised at the improved results should you allow your mind rest in between intense periods of concentration. We often get our most brilliant ideas when we are doing something mundane that takes little concentration, like taking a shower, for example.
Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out ~ Criss Jami
Daydreaming gives us a break from being overly mindful of a task we are anxious to finish. It helps us to release tension, which, in turn helps us approach any chore more positively. It can have an effect similar to meditation, especially if, as you daydream, you are thinking of something happy. For example, thoughts of someone you have just fallen in love with has a very positive effect on your system.
Positive thoughts, whilst daydreaming, can also help you to deal with phobias. For example, prior to traveling abroad, someone afraid of flying can daydream of a calm and safe journey, including every aspect of the trip in their daydream. This can create a feeling of relaxation for the frightened traveler. You can actually attract a situation you desire as opposed to one that you fear.
Use your daydream as a vision board, by visualizing your wishes into reality. You can use daydreaming as a technique to visualize any goal you have that may relate to your personal appearance, only seeing yourself at the weight or shape you wish to be. As we daydream, we lose consciousness of outer things, and access deeper realms of our imagination, ideas and memories.
We have all experienced how hard it is to access something in our memory, like a person’s name, when we try too hard. Once we put it out of our mind, our subconscious kicks in and bingo, the answer pops up!
A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish ~ W.H. Auden
In our modern multi-task mind-set, daydreaming, or allowing the mind to wander aimlessly, could be viewed as escapism or procrastination from doing work. So, we tend to feel guilty about this ‘art form’ of daydreaming… or contemplating our navel, as some people like to call it!
Some scientific studies suggest a human being allows their mind’s to wander almost fifty-percent of their waking day. This in itself can be a form of stress release, as we surrender our worries to the subconscious mind to sift through and orchestrate solutions for us. Then poof! We think we’ve come up with some or other brilliant solution quite by chance!
For those who don’t seem able to wake up with a solution to a problem after a decent night’s sleep, daydreaming can channel helpful and psychic information. The answers all lie deep within our subconscious, and with spirit. Allow yourself to eavesdrop into these otherwise hidden depths with a little daydreaming. You will even find your stress levels and blood pressure levels lowered.
However, do note that daydreaming should be viewed as a stress reliever, and not as a permanent state of mind to escape the responsibilities we have in this world.
About The Author: Shani is a qualified practitioner in Reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology, body spin, and animal telepathy who received psychic development training at the Arthur Findlay College of Psychic Research in England. A published writer, her articles and predictions have appeared in several respected magazines and on psychic websites, and she has read for many celebrities and even heads of state in Africa. Though she was born in London, Shani has traveled the globe and has studied the art of African Mysticism, bringing her unique flavor to those seeking her incredible talents. Get a reading with Shani at PsychicAccess.com.
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