Mr. Sandman doesn’t just visit us at night. My experience is that this dude comes any time he wants. Daydreaming gets us through many boring and monotonous situations. But, whether we are in class or at work, why is it that we get reprimanded when we space out? All we’re doing is imagining a better life. One that involves an incredible future husband perhaps.
Don’t let those Debbie Downers wake you from your perfect day-time fantasy. They may not realize it but daydreaming is good for you! Here are the 5 long-lasting, health benefits of daydreaming.
Daydreaming creates a link to the ability to empathize with others. That’s because we are creating “something that we haven’t experienced ourselves,” says Daily Health Post. So our fantasies easily allow us to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes.
When daydreaming we are using our creativity. And using our creativity helps us recall information down the line.
Fantasizing about our future and the life that we desire helps us tap into our wants and needs. We become more self-aware as we realize our purpose.
Daydreaming forces us to think creatively, and if we channel our creativity the right way we can apply it to reality. We can go and do whatever we want!
Having happy thoughts will instantly better our mood; therefore we become more positive when daydreaming.
So the next you time you catch yourself dozing off as you stare at your gray cubicle wall, keep it up. And tell Mr. Sandman to bring you more wildly awesome dreams.