Thursday, April 30, 2015

Day 2031 - Daydreaming

Daydreaming can boost the brain! 

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Are you a daydreamer?  Do you wander off into your own fantasy world?  I do.  Although I prefer to call mine "visualisation" as I am dreaming about the day when everything I'm working towards finally pays off.  It turns out that experts are extolling the cognitive benefits of daydreaming (over and above the benefits of visualisation).



According to an article in MindFood Magazine May 2015, "Professor Moshe Bar from Bar-Ilan University in Israel says by embracing our daydreams we are able to activate a default network utilising many parts of the brain."

He suggests that the cross-brain involvement can effect creativity and mood as well as the ability to stay on-task.

So next time you're caught daydreaming just let the world know you're doing your brain function exercises!

Can anyone else hear John Lennon right now?  Let's sing it together shall we ...

"You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one"

Are you a dreamer? 

Information source: Mindfood Magazine Australia, May 2015

11 comments :

  1. I am - but I'm amazed anything productive comes out of it...at least now I can tell myself I'm boosting creativity...;)

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  2. In that case, I'm exercising my brain a lot!

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  3. I need to daydream more. Its food to know it benefits the brain because sometimes we can punish ourselves internally for wasting time daydreaming. Well I know I do anyway.

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  4. Ah! Good to see I'm exercising my brain a lot too :P


    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  5. I'm a huge daydreamer. The time I most do it is if I'm driving somewhere or bored and I purposely bring something to mind and go off into a little fantasy world.

    Glad to see it's doing me some good!!!

    Deb

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  6. Isn't it hard not to daydream sometimes - just a little snippet in your day that gets to away to that happy place..

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  7. I'm always drifting off and daydreaming, I think brain gym sounds much more intellectual!

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  8. Oh yeah I always in trouble at School for Day Dreaming !!!
    And yep I still dream every day - its how my life is, dream it and it comes true :)

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  9. I'm a daydream believer for sure. The thing I don't like is when I do have inspired thoughts amongst the day dreams and then can't seem to capture them afterwards. Oh well, always next time.

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