As a child, I would wander off to another place (usually right in the middle of a lesson).
I found it very easy to zone out to the hustle and bustle around me and take myself on a journey to places I wanted to go, things I wanted to see, and imagining the person I was yet to be.
Without fail, a loud booming voice would break the spell.
"Drummond, Get your head out of the clouds!"
I would come crashing back to Earth, to a stern glare from the Teacher and laughter from the rest of the class.
No wonder as we grow, we daydream less and less.
Yet daydreaming is magical, good for you, your mind, body, and spirit.
"A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination."
Richelle E. Goodrich
When we Daydream, we are where our feet are, we naturally switch off to everything around us.
This is not a learned technique like mediation; it is a natural human behaviour. It is nature's way of rebooting our brain. We do so, effortlessly without the limitations that we put on ourselves each day.
As you begin to daydream your breathing slows, your heart rate finds a natural rhythm, which in turn reduces your blood pressure, any stress and anxiety begin to melt away.
Every day we edit ourselves continuously, allowing self-doubt and fear to question our thoughts.
Daydreaming allows us to remove emotion, fear, negativity, and worry.
We discover that within us, happiness, peace, and positivity reside - when we are in this relaxed, happy state, our creativity flows.
Think of Daydreaming as our internal Vision Board
Our brain stores an incredible amount of information and memories - we have all heard a song, and within seconds we are transported back to a place in time, we can see clearly what was happening right at that moment.
In your daydream state, you can begin flicking through your stored data freely, connecting past memories, thoughts, and ideas. Everything you have ever learned, felt, seen, and smelt is here, within you.
When you are trying to think of something, a song, a name, how many times do you close your eyes, and say "Sssh I'm thinking," you are in your filling cabinet looking for what you know is there, you close your eyes and need silence to see and hear what is within?
Our mind, body, and spirit are recalibrating, realigning, remembering.
So next time you wander off and your head floats to the clouds, enjoy the moment and listen to what your inner self is telling you.
It will always be precisely what you need to know.