In Defense of Daydreaming
Throughout the day, you might often catch yourself slipping out from reality and into a world of your own creation. Although daydreaming is mostly viewed as being an easy escape from the external environment around you, it is actually a much more complicated and important mental task. With daydreaming being such a common occurrence throughout any person's day, it is crucial that we fully understand the nature of these introspective thoughts and learn how to better slip into our imagination.
New York Times author Melinda Wenner Moyer asks our Dr. Westgate, along with other psychologists, many fundamental questions about daydreaming and thinking, in general. When should we be letting our attention shift into these personal thoughts of ours? How can we avoid drifting into negative worries instead of a fantastical world or a favorite memory? How can daydreaming benefit me?
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