Where wild minds come to rest
I came across this video whilst on a lucid dreaming forum and found it quite interested. I feel this could definitely apply to MD.
I found the results in this video to be fascinating and although the people who physically engaged in activities were better at them in the long run I found it very interesting to see how much the people who only did the activities mentally improved. As a lucid dreamer I'm aware that practicing activities in a dream can actually help you in real life but never thought I could do this by simply imagining.
Now in my daydream life I'm a fantastic skateboarder. I used to skate in real life but due to injuries and various other things I quit and lost all my skill. Now I don't waste time trying to get better again because I can always go off in my head and skate. However when I imagine myself skating I suppose I don't really focus on the technique so I don't take anything away from my daydream into my real life. If I sat and thought carefully about foot placement, how much pressure to apply, timing and so on maybe I would be able to apply that in my real life and therefore build up my skill faster.
I think its safe to say when people daydream they don't daydream about improving a skill or how to improve that skill. They naturally have that skill, like me just being able to skate like a pro. I'm going to attempt to use my vivid imagination to improve things in my real life, i.e I'm going to focus on the techniques to do certain skate tricks and I'm going to really focus and draw an image in my mind over and over to see if I am able to create that image with ease physically.
I think if people are able to take a vacation from their usual daydream life and use their powerful imaginations to attempt something like this then I think it's worth a go. Perhaps I will fail in my attempts or perhaps I will improve. Either way I'm going to give it a go.