Does too much daydreaming can cause the person to be absent-minded?

Philippines
August 18, 2008 8:52pm CST
lets face it daydreaming often times can offer temporary solitude in our day to day lives. more so if our life is full of problems and stresses. daydreaming can also offer us motivations in reaching our goals and aspirations. like we can daydream and picture it clearly in our minds about what our hearts desire, like owning our own house, buying a car, being recognized for achieving something or meeting the man of our dreams. so if one does it all the time, is the person in danger of being absent minded or forgetful?
6 responses
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
23 Aug 08
i think in order to make daydreaming more productive, u have to follow ur dreams with action. try to turn ur dreams into a reality...with small steps at a time until u achieve ur desired goal. keep going over and over in ur dreams what u want to accomplish and just go out and do it..try to achieve what u r dreaming about...practice, practice, practice, first in dreams, then in reality...
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
yeah you are right. don't just keep on dreaming but put some action into it for it to come true.
• India
4 Jan 09
yes..practice is required to convert thoughts into action with motivation as the catalyst...one small step at a time...keep going over and over...repeated actions..actions..actions.. ...21 consequtive days of action makes it a habit..the feel after a mere dream and a dream followed by action are different..
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
hi spahhire! it can get in the way of our normal daily life. daydreams should be set aside on free time, not while doing one's work or in school as it will disrupt our normal thinking and keep us from functioning effectively. and too much daydreaming is laziness. we forego the opportunities that reality brings in order to indulge in a pasttime. i think it is healthy to have an imagination. many people have become successful because of their over active imagination. but their success didn't end there. imagination became the start. then they put their ideas into action. take care and God blessyou!
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
hi spoiled311 yes i think daydreaming should be done only on one's free time and also perhaps when one is not driving ^_^. otherwise it can interfere in our real lives.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I don't really know. But logically, what you are saying makes sense. If one is off in another world all of the time, they may begin to believe the other world is real, thus neglecting the "real" world. BUT, the good things you have mentioned about daydreams I know to be true. It can be healthy and beneficial. Good question.
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
hi dizzblnd. let's hope that too much daydreaming can lead to a more positive outcome than being "lost" in another world. hehehe. thanks for the reply! ^_^
• United States
20 Aug 08
good question! I have been "lost in a daydream" and actually forgot that I had tea simmering on the stove-top! In my mind I was sitting up the stage for my next gig and decorating for the occasion. It's a good thing that my b/f was there and reminded me about the stove being on! You are right about daydreaming. It can be very inspiriational to us if we allow it to help us with our plans.
• Pakistan
19 Aug 08
yes...i agree with you...there is a certain chance of the person being absent minded...because your mind is already diverteed and preoccupied... i used to daydream in my class...and most of the time missed the lecture...and i still have yhis habbit...and that makes me absent minded person...
@cishi1230 (197)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
well i dont think so..if we daydream it means that we value the gift of God which is the gift of Thinking..it's like an exercise for our brain..as a human being we should never stop thinking and explore as far as we could..as they say, sky is the limit..