Thursday, April 4, 2013

Daydream Believer

That's exactly what I am, a  believer in daydreaing.  I used to feel a little silly when I would just zone out for just a bit and go to someplace that was more hospitable at that particular moment, but no more.  No matter how great life is, and my is great, there are times when you just want to go somewhere else.  A little escape at the beach or helping to find a cure for cancer, or even, just being someone else for a little bit.
There are two schools of thoughts about daydreaming.  There is, in fact, a bonafide daydreaming disorder.  It's called maladjustive daydreaming.  It describes a person who excessively daydreams or fantasizes.  I don't think I'm excessive.  It's not like I live, full-time, in my own little world of my own making.  I'm just a regular, part-time daydreamer who needs that "time off" occasionally.
People with

this disorder actually know the difference between reality and fantasy so I'm not really grasping the problem.

I'm a Monkee's kind of daydreamer.  "You once thought of me as a knight on a steed, now you know how happy I can be".  I really don't have a clue what that means, but it does sound happy, don't you think?
The "experts" concede that there are upsides to daydreaming such as improved creativity, improved memory, and it lowers blood pressure.  Okay,those are not working for me. I suppose I'll have to keep on daydreaming until they kick in.

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  1. Oh man, the song is stuck in my head now!! ;-) (visiting from A-Z)

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    1. It's a good song to have stuck in your head though, right?

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  2. Love those Monkees! That takes me back...
    I'm popping in from the A-Z. You're doing just fine w/ it! This is my second year, but I'm still learning. Visit me, if you'd like: from The Dugout

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    1. I would love to visit you, and I will!!

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  3. I tend to be a bit of a day-dreamer myself, especially about travel and going to new and exotic places!
    Bron

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    1. daydreamers hold a special place in my heart:)

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