When was the last time you took a few minutes to simply daydream? Some think it’s a waste of time, but daydreaming can be an important part of freeing your creativity. When I was working on my last book, I took a break and was staring out my window daydreaming. My wife came in and said, “Hey, aren’t you supposed to be typing?” My reply was, “Typists type, writers stare out windows.” Now, studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara reported in Men’s Journal reveal that when students were given a 12 minute break on a creativity test, those who spent time daydreaming came up with 41% more creative options than those who just rested, or spent time on other tasks.
41% is pretty significant. If you’re not getting creative results, maybe it’s time to start staring out windows.