When life is getting me down, I always know that I can rely on my daydreams to cheer me up. I am a keen daydreamer. I am very fond of losing myself in these modifications of reality. Sometimes I almost wish I could spend an entire day, daydreaming about how wonderful life would be with this or that, instead of how it actually is. Perhaps adding a celebrity here, or a holiday there, or something else totally unique and abstract altogether.
Daydreams can be the source of much entertainment for many individuals. For others, it is merely an accidental state of distracted thought, which may come at some random time and transport you from your current life. Either way, your daydreams say a lot about who you are.
Daydreams are not like normal dreams. Generally they come to us from a thought we may be having. Perhaps even a memory, unlike real dreams which come during sleep, where we have absolutely no input into what crazy events take place. Daydreams are the dreams of the conscious. Often we daydream about actual events that are taking place, or soon to take place. We begin to wonder about something that may have happened, or contemplate something we have to do. They can even be as simple as suddenly becoming distracted by a thought of having to do the ironing later.
For most people, their daydreams are simply their concerns taking over temporarily. They will be a moment in time when an individual becomes consumed by some random thought. It may be sparked by any sort of environmental or verbal prompt. Perhaps someone said something about cleaning, and suddenly you are thinking about what you have to do later that day, and do not even realize that you are being spoken to at the time.
For others, daydreams can come in the form of fantasies that act like an escape from our every day lives. In our daydreams we can be anything we want to be. We can be rich, famous, beautiful, or magical. There does not have to be any real life prompt to these and often we plan them out in our minds, and consciously decide when we have these types of daydreams.
I believe that all people are subject to the everyday type of daydreams, involving concerns or plans, that may suddenly consume our minds. These daydreams simply tell us that we are human and we have concerns that we sometimes allow our minds to drift upon. The fantasy type daydreams instead tell that you are the type of person who wishes for more in life. Perhaps you are currently not happy with your situation and you long for change. This could prompt you to a planned daydream session. Or perhaps you simply have too much time on your hands and you enjoy the fun of imagining the ‘what ifs’ in life.
Either way, daydreaming is a great way to escape from reality, even if just for a few seconds. For those few seconds we are completely consumed by our own thoughts and are allowing ourselves to focus on us alone and no one else. We all need that time sometimes.