No, you don't need a window to day dream, but it does help, and it's a bit more mind-drift-enducing than a blank wall (which I have done, though.) And as I finished a wonderful stare-out-the-window session, I began to wonder, what makes for a good daydream session? How does one find just the right windows to stare out of?
Location can be everything to a good daydream session. It isn't necessary to have an entirely empty and deserted location, either. Coffee shop window, window at home, car window, bus window. Plenty of great day dream opportunities all around. I especially love a tree nearby, because the sway of the leaves can be hypnotic.
Just don't stare out a window where there is someone sitting right outside the window. This can cause them to think that you are staring at them, not staring aimlessly. It can also seriously freak someone out or make them think you are interested in them (which may or may not be your purpose).
2) The Weather
I love daydreaming when it is raining. Rain already makes me melancholy, so it's a perfect time for me. Why not the sun? Okay, stare out any window where there is sun shining and you are bound to look away with those awful reflection things in your eye that take forever to go away. I hate that.
You don't always need music to daydream. In fact, when I used to take a particular bus line, it was always so empty and I didn't need music to tune out my environment. Plus surrounding me was a ton of trees and landscape, so it was a wonderful experience.
But if you are in a crowded...anywhere, whether that's a restaurant, coffee shop or seating area, you are bound to get distracted by the noise around you. My advice? Listen to music. I particular like Jazz or Classical music to daydream with (not into Jazz? I suggest getting your Pandora app out and typing in the "Charlie Brown Theme Radio." It's a great start.)
Now, those are my tips. So, go out there and start to daydream. Just don't be a creeper about it. What are your daydream tips?
Whether I'm lost in creative thought, thinking out a story, troubled about something, or anything else in between, a really good window can do wonders for the mind. It can also be very relaxing and not to mention that science proves that there are benefits to daydreaming.