Is daydreaming good for you?

Oct 25, 2013 6:29:00 PM / by Vu Long Tran

There are times for each of us when our minds just suddenly drift, drift off somewhere. Though at times, particularly say at school or at work, daydreaming is frowned upon.

Is it normal? Is it okay to let your mind drift? Is daydreaming good for you?

I can't say for certain from a medical or scientific perspective as I am not a doctor, however, it's worth thinking about how what daydreaming can allow us to do.

I was reading somewhere online and took note of it, where it mentioned that...

"If you find your focus and your concentration drifting off don't try and snap yourself out of it, with the most productive use of your time today likely to be when you're zoning out, letting your imagination run wild. It's those ideas, memories and insights that take you down memory lane that are likely to be most effective, with some real Eureka moments likely. Don't underestimate the importance of taking time out in order to process things."

Considering what they're saying, it is true that we should at times consciously and subconsciously just let those creative juices flowing. Letting our minds wander towards discovering and piecing together our thoughts, experiences and ideas.

In our daily lives we capture so much information, even something you may have seen or heard some time ago may mean something to you allow your mind some time to make sense of it. You may be able to simulate certain scenarios and outcomes in this time.

Daydreaming - your mind in a world of it's own...

So why not let your mind wander, go on and dream (day-dream), who knows what you may suddenly discover or become enlightened on...

Vu Long Tran

Written by Vu Long Tran

Solutions Engineer APAC. ex-@Forrester consultant. Writing on #cloud #howto guides and #tech tinkering!