Sigmund Freud stated that children all behave as creative writers when the children play. The brain can supposedly create anything at the during the imaginative time of youth. But is this true?
Daydreaming is often neglected in the study of dreams. Most people don't even consider it as a type of actual dreaming. In fact, daydreaming is another type of lucid dreaming. The symbols that are in daydreaming may still be applicable just as they are in nightly dreaming.
Daydreaming is the impulsive thinking, creating, and recalling of images or experiences of the past or future. In simpler terms, you basically let your imagination run away with you. Daydreaming accesses right side of your brain which controls the more creative and feminine side of your brain.
As well as being ignored by scientific study, daydreams are often disregarded and considered silly unrealities by the people that have them. This, in reality, is not true. Many of the signs in daydreams should still be looked at and interpreted just as your regular nightly dreams. Even such things as worrying and imagining what is to come in the day ahead can be considered a daydream.
If one worries about the future and imagines a bad outcome for what will happen in a situation, they are daydreaming as well as setting themselves up for failure. By daydreaming, you imagine what will happen in the future and in turn it is more likely to happen because that is what you believe. To positively affect your life, next time you are worrying, think positively. By using the technique of positive daydreaming to your advantage, you can make good out of almost any situation. Positive daydreaming is completely healthy, so go ahead and try it!
THEMES OF DAYDREAMING
These are some of the things that might be running through your subconscious mind when you daydreaming.
Disaster- Dreams of this nature would include natural, social, and emotional worse-case-scenario events. These types of dreams would most likely represent worries and fears. Some advice would be that next time you have a dream of this nature, try to imagine the positive outcome instead of the negative side of things.
Glory- If you have a dream that you are a hero of some sort, it usually shows that you want to be noticed. This sometimes means that you feel inferior in your waking life and it can serve to motivate you.
Escape- This would usually inquire that you usually are far away from your everyday life, perhaps on an exotic vacation. This usually symbolizes that in your waking life, you are feeling stressed and need a release.
Love- Daydreams of falling or being in love are the most common types of daydreaming. This may inquire finding love as one of your direct goals. Depend on your actions in the dream to see what it may mean. If you are seeking love by making others jealous, it may mean you are looking for a new status and craving attention.
Revenge- Daydreams in which you are seeking revenge on someone is usually a way to vent your anger toward that person. It is healthy to have these types of dreams occasionally, but if you repeatedly have these dreams, it is an indication that you may act on your thoughts.
Analyzing Yours Dreams
To help you find the meaning of your daydreams, you would first want to try connect your dream with an emotion that you are actually feeling in your present day life. Most daydreams are linked to some emotion or situation, even though it may take you awhile to pinpoint the exact cause. You would also need to think about how you feel in your daydream. This could also be connected to a feeling you have in your waking life. Just as in your nighttime dreams, recurring themes usually indicates a feeling or situation that you need to confront and deal with. Usually the dream will go away with the problem.