The next time you are called out for daydreaming just say that you’re working on your creative side.
Psychological Science developed a study researching the links between daydreaming and creativeness. The results concluded that taking a break to let your mind run free may actually be beneficial.
A link between creative problem-solving and daydreaming was found by researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In their study, they had participants engage in an “unusual use task”— in which they would take an object and try to figure out as many ways as possible to use it.
The participants in the study were then assigned to do one of four things before performing the “unusual use task” again: perform a task that was demanding (would more than likely take up all of their attention); perform a task that was undemanding (would not necessarily take up all of their attention); take 12 minutes to unwind during a break; or move straight back to the exercise again without a break or new task.
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