There’s no question, resting is a physical need but we shouldn’t overlook the fact that it’s a state of mind as well.
Life is hectic. Thousands of thoughts crowd into our minds at every moment and yet, we unwittingly indulge ourselves in small, intimate moments of escapism to “pull the plug” from the everyday stress through our so-called daydreams. If people have told you that daydreaming is a foolish habit, well, you are about to be vindicated: science says that it’s perfectly normal!
Daydreams are very common mental “breaks” frequent among men and women, especially those of a younger age. Daydreaming is commonly associated with laziness, carelessness, inefficiency, low productivity and aimlessness. Some studies, such as the research conducted by a team at Durham University, have re-evaluated the benefits of daydreaming, highlighting that it is a sign of creativity or a habit of those with a mind that plan for the future and have an aptitude for problem solving.
It appears, in fact, that fantasizing is a veritable cure-all. Taking a short (but exciting) break to travel freely with our imagination helps us get in touch with ourselves, fight stress and anxiety, and recharge our batteries. Daydreaming is an outlet, in short, with an unexpected therapeutic value, that helps us relax, unwind and live better. And we all know that it’s easier to make wise decisions with a clear mind. Why not believe what Paulo Coelho once said: “The world is in the hands of those who dare to dream“?
So go ahead and stare vacantly from the train window or look at the ceiling before you go to sleep: it will stimulate your brain and loosen up the tension. And if you dream on a Magniflex mattress, the result will be even better!