Do you think that
daydreaming is a waste of time? Probably so.
contrary," says L. Giambra, an expert in psychology (心理学),
"Daydreaming is quite necessary. Without it, the mind
couldn't get done all the thinking it has to do during a normal day
... You can't possibly do all your thinking with a consciousness (有意识,清醒). Instead, your unconscious mind is working out problems all the
time. Daydreaming then may be one way that the unconscious and
conscious states of mind have silent dialogues.
Early psychology experts
paid no attention to the importance of daydreams or even considered them
harmful. At one time daydreaming was thought to be a cause of some
mental illnesses. They did not have a better understanding of
daydreams until the late 1980's. Eric Klinger, a professor of
psychology, is the writer of the book DAYDREAMING. Klinger says,
"We know now that daydreaming is one of the main ways that we
organize our lives, learn from our experiences, and plan for our futures
... Daydreams really are a window on the things we fear and the
things we long for in life."
Daydreams are usually
very simple and direct, quite unlike sleep dreams, which may be hard to
understand. It's easier to gain a deep understanding of your life
by paying close attention to your daydreams than by trying to examine
your sleep dreams carefully. Daydreams help you recognize the
difficult situations in our life and find out a possible way of dealing
Daydreams cannot be
predicted. They move off in unexpected direction which may be
creative and full of ideas. For many famous artists and
scientists, daydreams were and are a main source of creative energy.