DON’T feel guilty if you ever find yourself staring blankly into space – a study claims that daydreaming is actually good for you.
In today’s fast-moving world, the long-lost art of quiet reflection may be increasingly valuable.
The brain at rest is used for “constructive internal reflection”. This is critical for learning from past experiences and appreciating future choices, say researchers.
Moments spent drifting away aimlessly are especially valuable for young people as it allows them to “understand and manage themselves” in social situations, such as dealing with work colleagues.
Study author Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, of the University of Southern Carolina, said: “We focus on the outside world in education and don’t look much at inwardly focused reflective skills and attentions. But inward focus impacts the way we build memories, make meaning and transfer that learning into new contexts.
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