Creative people are often accused of doing nothing. What people who make such remarks do not understand is that often when we are taking time out, being quiet, meditative, and so on, we really are working. We’re mulling ideas, working on our current projects–and hatching new ones.
The following article is about that–and about the importance of daydreaming, not just for the creative but for all:
Some people feel daydreaming is all about wasting time, zoning out, or simply not wanting to be present for whatever is happening in the now. But that’s not necessarily the case.
Research shows that more than one third of our waking hours is spent daydreaming. One in three! And when MRI scans are performed on people when they are daydreaming, the results show a very active and very dynamic brain function, which has to mean that daydreaming serves some vitally important function, right?
People who daydream demonstrate more creativity. And when you learn to daydream in a controlled way, these mental wanderings can cause you to be much more prolific and productive in all that you take on.
Daydreams have benefits. And with a little focus, you can turn them into a creative task that will help you get more done and be more inventive with everything you do.