Monday, October 22, 2012

Daydream Believer

This just in –

Researchers at the University of California have found that daydreaming actually improves creative problem-solving!

Are you listening Mrs. B.? Remember how you liked to scare the bejeebers out of me in 4th grade English class every time you caught me building castles in the air on that pie in the sky? Yep, I bet you’re feeling pretty bad about that right now.

And hey, here’s a double bonus, Elbow Benders –

Investigators at the Max Planck Institute of Germany found that daydreamers have better working memories.

Good thing, too. I mean, what’s the use of daydreaming up a bunch of awesome creative solutions if you can’t remember any of them?

You know, this new data helps explain an interesting phenomenon…

Go ask 10 kids under the age of 7 if they are creative and 6 of them will say, “Heck yeah!” Three will give you a “Well, duh!” And 1 will yell, “Stranger danger!”

Back away from that last kid and go ask 10 adults if they’re creative. Nine out of 10 will claim that they are not.

And what do kids under the age of 7 do A LOT of?

Well, besides hide vegetables under their plates.

Yes, daydream.

So, get your creative mojo back on track by kicking back.

What an awesome way to spend a Monday!

PROMPT: Have you set your writing/art goals for the week? Be sure to add some daydreaming time, too. Seriously grown-ups, you’re going to have to schedule it – because, sadly, you can no longer count on the bonus of boring (Are you listening Mrs. B.?) class time.


  1. I daydream in the tub and on walks. And yes. It works!

    1. Daydream walking always works for me, too!