Based in Houston, Texas, GEV is a blog by The GreenEyed Venuist. Her posts explore travel and photography through her green eyes.

Hey Baby Let's Get Away, Let's Go Somewhere....Faaaaaarrrrr

Singing **Hey baby let's get away, let's go somewhere far....well, I don't care.** 

I love this song.....if for no other reason than for this line, "Hey baby let's get away let's go somewhere far....well, I don't care". 

I wanna remix it a little...instead of daydreaming about a man....I'm daydreaming about my next destination. 

But have you ever wandered about daydreams...what they are, what causes them, what they mean?

I fact, I have a friend who requested I write this blog post about daydreaming. So, I did a little research and found some interesting stuff. 

In 2013, National Geographic did this whole scientific study, Five Surprising Facts About Daydreaming:
  1. You daydream less as you get older (not if you're me)
  2. Daydreaming makes you forget what you were doing (yup)
  3. Daydreaming turns off other parts of the brain
  4. Your brain, not your mind, controls your daydreams.
  5. Daydreaming makes you more creative (I can rock with that)
Alright, so...thanks for that Nat Geo....scientific confirmation of what I already knew. 

Alas, all is not lost...apparently there are scientifically proven BENEFITS of daydreaming! (Yes!! I knew it)

This explains alot. Low blood pressue...check. Better working memory....check. Creativity....working on that so, check. More empathy? Welp, can't have it all. lol

Seriously though...I'm glad we're having this chat. I've always been curious about daydreaming so I'm learning along with you today. 

According to psychologists, we spend up to half our mental activity on daydreams. They help us realize our goals and reveal our innermost hopes, desires and fears. Instead of being scatterbrained and unfocused, they really help us to keep your life's agenda in front of you and remind you of what's coming up. It is a valuable channel of self communication. 

Day dreams detach us from our current situation...completely distracting us from our daily tasks. But they are often not what they seem and can require some decoding - usually more concerned with trying various courses of action. 

For me, I'm constantly daydreaming about where I'm going next, what I will do when I get there, how awesome it will be, etc. Especially for this upcoming trip to China. I'm stepping in a territory that is unfamiliar to me and I'm nervous but excited all at the same time. 

It doesn't help that my cousin sent me this video to watch last night....since then my mind has been racing with all these ridiculous scenarios lol

Ok, so the 10 things this man mentioned have me a little I'm not sure what I'll do if I see a kid poop in the street....real talk. 

Nevertheless, I'm still daydreaming and my mind is still wandering....because I'm anxious to embark on this new adventure. So basically...this has been me.

...trying to figure out what clothes to bring so I don't freeze. I'm from Texas so I'm not used to any type of real cold weather. I've been searching online to make sure I can fulfill this fantasy I have of seeing giant panda bears. I want to try new food...maybe not donkey or dog as the gentleman in the video suggested. I'm just getting more and more excited as the days fly by.  

So what do you daydream about? And what do your day dreams say about you?? Let me know in the comments!

**There's no where to go but get going! ~GEV

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