Monday, December 30, 2019

Brain & Daydreaming


I grew up being told by parents, teachers, and other adults to “stop daydreaming and get down to business!” I still do it and have felt guilt during these 50+ years. My brain still wants to do it, however. What’s the deal here?

Many human beings will likely be able to relate to your experience and  could tell a similar story—unfortunately. “You a such a daydreamer—get working!” was NOT a compliment or an encouragement to problem solve or use the creativity that is built in the brain and that needs to be honed. I compare it to being born with innate musical ability but never doing anything with that. The “deal” is that there is definitely a time to pay attention in the present moment and there is definitely a time to daydream. Many of the world's greatest scientists, inventors, writers, playwrights, and artists in almost any genre knew /or know how to “daydream!” More tomorrow.

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