You may have been chided in childhood by both teachers and parents.

¨Back to earth! ¨, ¨Where did you go? ¨ You daydreamed and you loved it. It added to your day. Now, however, you may finally get vindication for this secret pleasure of yours. Recent research calls daydreaming “positive mental time travel”. Daydreaming has in fact been linked to greater creativity, the ability to delay gratificationproblem-solving, and future planning

 Einstein himself valued imagination over intelligence. And isn’t that what daydreaming is…? Practicing imagining all that could be…? Not to mention the positive neuro chain reactions that get set off at the thought of something pleasurable…

To prove it, all our great forward strides of humanity have been made by people agile in their imagination. Also – on a personal note – if you don’t do it for your own life, your life will look pretty much the same in twenty years as it does now…

 It costs nothing to dream and everything not to. Let your imagination soar.

Langston Hughes on Dreams

Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go

Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow.

Warmly,

Coach Jo

 Sources:

http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/12/why-daydreaming-could-be-good-for-you

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-benefits-of-daydreaming-170189213/?no-ist

http://news.wisc.edu/a-wandering-mind-reveals-mental-processes-and-priorities/