“We understand the overall state of thinking through daydreaming. When you are in a daydreaming state of mind, you can visualize various events or stimulate these events according to your own wishes.”
- Amy Fress
Daydreaming is the stream of consciousness that detaches from current external tasks when attention drifts to a more personal and internal direction. This phenomenon is common in people's daily life shown by studies in which participants spend 47% of their waking time on average daydreaming.
Researchers found that letting thoughts wander freely can guide us to solve problems more creatively. There seems to be a close connection between daydreaming and creativity. From Einstein to Nobel Prize winners, to post-it inventors, many of the world’s greatest thinkers believe that relaxing your mind can bring many benefits. You may have also noticed that the best ideas are often thought of during a shower or on walks.
This kind of visualization can help us gain new perspectives and connect ideas that were previously isolated from each other, thereby generating new ideas.