I was born in the ’70s and grew up in the ’80s. At this time we did not have much that distracted us. There were no iPhones, Ipads, computers or stuff like MP3 players. I remember when the portable cassette players entered the market. Expensive and quite ugly, but wow! I still have my yellow Sony Sports Walkman. When showing it to my kids they look at me like I am from the stone age.
But what we did a lot, something the generations born in the late ’80s and forward sadly never do anymore, were to daydream. Daydreaming helps you achieve your goals! If you can daydream being successful at a certain task or even in a certain position in life, you are more likely to reach your goals.
I remember many long hours in the back seat of my parent’s car driving from Stockholm up to the north of Sweden to visit relatives. Many long hours staring out of the car window daydreaming. I solved a lot of problems. I had time to go through different scenarios in my head, discuss with myself, and finding solutions. My many hours of daydreaming helped me for sure to be more sympathetic and to understand people better. I live with the approach that most things are more than meets the eye. I automatically reflect and think one step ahead.
Have the latest generations forgotten how to daydream? We need to remind both them and our selves how important it is to reflect, contemplate and daydream.
Daydreaming is a form of hypnosis and can lower stress levels as well as blood pressure. People who are experiencing anxiety and stress can spend time daydreaming to relieve stress.
Daydreaming may, in fact, be a sign of greater intelligence
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology published a study in the journal Neuropsychologia in October 2017 that suggested a strong correlation between a person’s tendency to daydream and the strength and efficiency of their brains
I still daydream a lot. If you practice it will become an addiction. Noted daydreamers include Albert Einstein. It’s believed that Einstein’s theory of relativity was born as he was daydreaming about running to the edge of the universe!
“Let’s make daydreaming a choice, not an accident,” says actor and athlete Aimee Mullins. Watch her video.
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