Daydreaming and fantasizing are great ways to explore options, escape the routines of daily life, and find outlets for intense emotion. But sometimes even your daydreams can get stuck in a rut.
One reason for that is--everything you expose yourself to in life has the potential to kick off related daydreams as daydreams are sparked by prompts from the external world. Movies, TV, music, the news, advertisements, books . . . all are fodder for fantasy, which in turn can influence consciously and subconsciously the choices you make in life. In other words, if you're following Michael Jackson coverage 24/7 or watching re-runs of "Real World: Cancun" every night, you may find yourself having tragic celebrity daydreams or fantasies inspired by grade Z reality TV.
That's why it's good to try to trace the source of your daydreams and see if they're really helping you move in a direction you want or are they just junk food for your brain? Don't get me wrong--escapist fantasies are fun and have serious stress relief value, so whatever you do, don't feel guilty about them. But if you find that your daydreams aren't inspiring or are just re-runs of material you've outgrown, you might want to try prompting more creative mind wanderings. In that case, here are my top seven suggestions:
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