Daydreaming is often thought of as wasting time or not being productive, especially in the work place.  New studies are showing that daydreaming is actually beneficial for your mind.  As the world becomes faster paced and more is demanded of us from teachers and bosses, it is becoming less likely that the average person is taking even just a few minutes for themselves to sort through thoughts and ideas or daydream about life or work goals.  It is when we daydream that we are able to relax our mind from the constant stimulation that we face everyday.  Whether it be family or work, there always seems to be a certain amount of stress we all feel and it adds up.  Daydreaming for a few minutes each day is a good way to relieve some of that stress and get your ducks in a row sort of speak.   You will feel more prepared to face the daily stresses in your life and ultimately become more productive.


If you are up north, lose yourself while watching the snow flakes fall from the sky.  Bring yourself back to your childhood when you used to make snow angels or build snow forts.  
If you are in the south, take a seat on a bench outside and let the warm breeze take your mind elsewhere. Feel the sand beneath your toes on a beach or smell the freshly cut grass on the golf course.

One thing is for certain, once you start daydreaming, there is no telling where your brain will take you and it really doesn't matter.  Simply daydreaming for a few minutes will relieve some stress and help you to see things clearer.

As glass artists, I'm sure you will be able to generate some creativity that you can translate into your glass art.  Be sure to take a few minutes each day to reflect on your accomplishments as well as your goals. Your body, mind and soul will thank you, as will your creativity.

Mark Veit