Daydreamer

Nowadays there seems to be a compunction that we all have to be doing something all of the time. Even if we are waiting in line for something the ubiquitous mobile phone will be scanned and checked. Down time is a concept that seems to be frowned upon by modern society but I believe it is essential.

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Bombarded by constant stimulation when do we have chance to recalibrate? As our bodies need sleep to repair and regenerate so our minds need quiet time to re-energise. Giving ourselves the opportunity to stare into space and drift off wherever our minds might take us should not be seen as a waste of time. We should think of it instead as essential maintenance for the soul.

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Opening our minds up can lead to some interesting outcomes – Memories can bring people and places back to our attention after a long absence, solutions to problems can sometimes present themselves to us even though we weren’t directly focusing on them, ideas occur that would make life easier or better. But freeing our minds needn’t be so productive it can also lead to aimlessly drifting from one inconsequential thought to another and that’s all right too.   Sometimes it’s not about doing, it’s about being.

If your life is normally busy and full make time for a few daydreaming sessions here and there. Turn off all your devices and give yourself permission to step back and do nothing for a while. The busier you are, the more beneficial time out will be.

Tuning out the white noise of modern life and letting yourself drift is a great stressbuster and best of all it’s free.

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2 thoughts on “Daydreamer

  1. Allie P. 06/11/2016 / 5:26 pm

    I try to let my mind wander at least once a day, usually while walking around the block. It’s a huge help.

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    • ellieholmesauthor 07/11/2016 / 6:03 am

      That’s a good routine. I do the same when I walk my dog Willow especially if I have taken her to the beach. Ellie x

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