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Daydreaming at Your Desk? GOOD!

October, 18 2019

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Dr. Brynn
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Dr. Brynn
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Brainscience

Brainscience Behind the Benefits of Daydreaming for Rest, Recovery, Creativity, Problem-Solving, Learning, Knowledge, & Memory

Did you know that daydreaming at your desk isn't the productivity drain many once thought?

In fact, from a brainscience perspective, daydreaming can have some altogether desirable outcomes!

As the name suggests, daydreaming is a similar neural state to real dreaming and helps to activate learning, knowledge, and memory networks. Daydreaming can act almost like a mini 'reset' for your brain that aids in catalyzing neural rest & recovery, as well as help consolidate micro-learnings into knowledge networks. Further, because daydreaming allows better access to the non-conscious narratives in your brain, often people report 'Eureka moments', sudden spurts of creativity, and better problem-solving as a result of allowing the mind to wander.

In today's episode we discuss the benefits of daydreaming, what is really happening in there, and why knowledge workers shouldn't chide themselves for the odd interval  of mind-wandering:

1. Are There Benefits to Daydreaming? 00:16

2. How Daydreaming Can Help Learning 01:07

3. The Benefit in 'Unfocusing to Focus' 02:21

4. How Mind-Wandering Helps Creativity & Breakthroughs 02:50

5. The Logic Behind Allowing Yourself to Do More Daydreaming 04:52

6. The Productive Side-Effects to Daydreaming & How to Be Prepared 05:21

7. Your Daydreams as a Glimpse into Your Subconscious 05:41

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