5 good reasons to daydream

5 good reasons to daydream

When our thoughts escape our will, they begin to wander, to explore unsuspected territories in us. Let's cultivate these enchanted parentheses of daydreaming: they will only enrich us!


Stop dreaming ! This injunction, how many times have we heard it when we were young, as if we were committing a terrible mistake? And today that we are adults, we are not granted this right to let our mind wander: in our era of hyperactivity, dream awake is akin to lost time. And it's a shame because these moments of relaxation where our brain is no longer under control can instead be extremely fertile and fruitful. So stop to guilt and live the daydream!

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1. We reconnect with our memories

By definition, to dream is to accept not to order the thread of one's ideas, to let them come to oneself freely, to associate with each other as they wish. We could compare daydreaming to a kind of psychoanalysis of everyday life "remarked psychologist Maryse Vaillant. Inevitably, bits of memory, memories will emerge in this introspection that is done almost without our knowledge, while one is quietly lying on a deckchair! Should we let slip these past events or make a freeze frame? " One thing is certain, these memories are not insignificant. This may be the opportunity to be reconciled with one of them, or to reinterpret it to give it another meaning or to stop acting as if it does not matter. So many steps that can help better live the present "suggests Sophie Cadalen, psychoanalyst.



2. We project ourselves into the future

When one dreams about one's future, one is in a completely different approach than the precise planning or organization of tomorrow. We are rather in the register of the game of the child who dreams helicopter pilot or school teacher! We are married to a man we have only known for a few days. We imagine ourselves as movie stars when we have just signed up for a drama class.



3. We stimulate his libido

To parody the phrase that is used in the army to think is to start disobeying, I would say that to daydream is to begin to transgress. It is rare indeed that, freed from any constraint, our imagination does not venture more or less into the realm of eroticism. It seems more interesting to welcome these fantasies with kindness: they come to tell us that we are rich in all kinds of emotions, desires, pleasures that we may not even suspect.

4. We find solutions ... without looking for them

For days we were stuck on a problem and after a swim or a hike, a solution appears to us, obvious! Miracle of daydreaming? In a way. If the brain was able to develop a solution while it was coasting, it was because he was able to venture out of the very closed frame where he usually moves. This corresponds exactly to the famous puzzle where you have to connect 9 points by 4 straight lines without raising the pencil: the only solution is to leave the square drawn by the 9 points! When we dream, we no longer hear the super ordinate authoritarian and perfectionist who orders us to find a rational solution. Which leaves the way open to that, our creative, imaginary and singular part which for a long time had the solution but was prevented from expressing itself.



5. We develop his creativity

How many women are unaware of their desire to create, stifle their desire to paint, sing , dance, write because the everyday captures them and reminds them of their many duties? Often, there is only dream that they can allow themselves to creativity. But these imaginary digressions do not remove them from the realization, perhaps one day, of their artistic aspirations. On the contrary: by daydreaming, they prepare the ground, they enrich themselves, all these little treasures that stagnate on the surface of their unconscious and that daydream can flush out.



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