As we grew older, the magic of our childhood dreams slowly began to fade. It seemed our ambitions were no longer considered acceptable by those around us. Our parents, teachers, and other adult figures in our lives started to tell us to be more “realistic” and to “grow up”.
We could no longer pretend that our worlds revolved around us and that we had the luxury of living out every one of our dreams without consequence. As much as we wanted to keep creating those imaginary stories with friends, the real world was calling ever louder for us to accept its rules and responsibilities instead.
Why Daydreams Are Important
Daydreaming can be highly beneficial to our creativity, relationships, and even our attention spans. A study published in Human Brain Mapping showed how positive constructive daydreaming had a direct correlation with improved creativity levels.
Another study in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts suggested that there may be two pathways between daydreaming and creativity, one through personally meaningful dreams and the other through more fantastical dreamscapes.
Additionally, according to a Frontiers in Psychology study from 2022, daydreaming about one’s partner – known as partner-related social daydreaming – was linked to an increased subsequent investment size only for those with secure attachment styles.
Daydreaming can be a great aid to creative pursuits and also help us become closer to our partners. So next time you find yourself lost in thought, remember that it can actually have some very real benefits.
Pursuing Your Dreams
It’s time to bring those daydreams back to life and make them a reality. Every person on this planet was born with abundant potential, but it is up to us to recognize it and use it wisely.
To achieve our dreams, we must start by believing in the possibility that anything is achievable and focus on exactly what we want.
This means setting clear objectives and planning carefully how to reach them. We should not be afraid of thinking big or acting bold.
With the right attitude and dedication, our goals can be within our reach. It is essential to remember that our mental limitations are often ones we impose upon ourselves; if we can free ourselves from these self-imposed restrictions, limitless opportunities await us.
By dedicating ourselves to the realization of our dreams, no obstacle will stand in our way – only incredible possibilities!