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Daydreaming and meditation are two sides of the same coin: they both encourage the mind to disconnect from your surroundings.  During a daydream, your mind is free to wander as it wants. It’s encouraged to engage in this behavior. Meditation, on the other hand, is about turning inward. They both have an important role to play in promoting creativity

There are plenty of studies showing the link between daydreaming and creativity. Letting your mind wander willy nilly and getting lost in your thoughts leads to some interesting ideas. I perfected my daydreaming techniques in grade school and have been practicing ever since. Daydreaming is a big picture activity, and the sky’s the limit in where your mind goes.

My personal experience with meditation is not the same. Most of my knowledge comes from what I’ve read, so this is speculation. Meditation is an inward activity. Focus on your…

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