Sick of people saying that you always have your head in the clouds? For years this expression has usually been deemed as negative. In school, at work and even at home daydreamers often are hassled by teachers, bosses and family. However, recent studies show that daydreaming can actually boost creativity.
Staring into space and daydreaming allows people to be more imaginative and boost business and production, psychologists have claimed. Neuroscientific research has shown that people with creative jobs such a as artists, singers and entertainers often daydream. Having their head in the clouds works in their favor because daydreaming involves the same brain activity associated with imagination.
When a person daydreams they are able to relax and slip into an alternate universe. Sometimes this is necessary for the human body because tensions in every day situations can be stressful. Daydreaming provides a healthy outlet and allows people to relax and reflect on life.
Many people see day dreamers as lazy or spacey. However, this is not correct at all. The same study showed that daydreamers minds drift into the clouds because they are often very intelligent. The dreamers have extra capacity that allows them to focus on one specific task in front of them and nothing else.
Daydreaming also increases self-knowledge. When a person daydreams, they are taking the time to discover and explore their own imagination or inner world. In doing so, they are able to better understand their own subconscious and feelings. Scientists have discovered that day dreamers usually have a more active brain network. This network involves perspective, imagination and self-representations.
Funnily enough, daydreams can often lead into epiphanies. Daydreaming is correlated with the memory and the daydreamer has been known to discover new and exciting realizations and ideas.
If someone tells you that your head is constantaly in the clouds there is no need to fret. Daydreamers are clever, enlightened and ingenuitive. Let your creativity shine!