I don’t know about you, but I’ve always tended to hide the whimsical part of me. The one that wants to believe in fairies and unicorns. The one that had imaginary friends as a kid and made up extravagant worlds for her Babies on the living room floor.
As an Empath and a Highly Sensitive Person, I was always told to hide who I was as a sensitive being. I was told that I needed to be realistic with my dreams and that I was too ambitious. Retreating into my head and daydreaming was a way for me to escape. It was a safe space for me to imagine all of the possibilities I didn’t think were possible in real life.
Did you know that daydreaming is a form of self-hypnosis? Like anything, if used incorrectly, it can highlight what you feel is “wrong” with your life. But when used intentionally, it has so many benefits!
Here are 3 benefits of daydreaming for Empaths and Highly Sensitive People:
- It gives your mind a break.
I’m talking about the part of your brain that overanalyzes every second of your day, causes you anxiety, and holds you back from moving forward. No matter how much you try, sometimes as a sensitive being, you take on the energy of those around you and it contributes to your mood and affects your energy. Daydreaming gives you the space to let go of that energy and allows the creative part of your brain to wake up and take center stage.
- It lowers stress.
It happens to all of us, not just sensitive beings. Life gets the best of us and our stress levels rise, either because of relationships, work, or family life. Taking ten minutes out of your day to let your mind wander slows your breathing and reduces the “fight or flight” response that comes with anxious thoughts.
- It raises your vibration.
Intentional daydreaming (setting aside time to imagine your dream life) raises your vibration. If you follow the Law of Attraction, you know that what you concentrate on, you attract more of. Daydreaming puts your concentration on the things you want and the things that make you feel good, attracting more of that into your current reality.
If you were a daydreamer as a kid, it’s time to pick that back up and become a daydreaming adult!