Catalyst – The Newsletter: Let Your Mind Wander

By Spencer Rubin

27 Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash

Have you noticed…No One day dreams anymore?

Gone are the days of staring off into space, letting your mind wander, thinking of nothing, and allowing the boredom generate genius!

Who has time to day dream anymore?  God forbid we allow ourselves to be bored.  If we’re not doing actual work, we are staring at screens.  Phone… tablet… laptop. On those screens, we “enjoy” fun flashing colors, pictures galore, social media… and more shiny baubles that have our minds constantly engaged and flashing all over the place.  Truthfully, it’s not really very relaxing!

Day Dreaming… Boredom… Staring At The Clouds… are actually exceptionally powerful pathways to your next brilliant idea!  Letting your mind wander, and do what it does best, is a fantastic way to come up with your next invention!  Sitting at the coffee shop and watching/listening to everyone, rather than being all-absorbed with your screen… allows you to observe, hear and really take in the world.

We have so much access to the world with our technology…but truthfully, we are actually missing the world around us by being plugged in as much as we are.

Constant connection… constant stimuli… constant busyness stresses our minds… and stresses our bodies.  It’s worse for our children.  Too much of anything is not a good thing…and now we are beginning to notice that down time from being plugged in allows us to reconnect with ourselves.

Allow boredom to work!  Allow day dreaming to inspire!  Lay on your back and stare at the clouds!  Drive to the coast and watch the waves!  Take in the world in it’s amazing, healthy, raw form… and be the better for it!

Spencer Rubin is a sales/marketing expert who has spent 25 years in the industry. Spencer has become a passionate advocate for the success of small, local business owners. To sign up for Spencer’s weekly Catalyst Newsletter. Contact 971-732-4745.