“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” Albert Einstein
Daydreams are powerful. Research has shown that being interrupted by TUIT (Task Unrelated Imagery or Thought) can propel us into greater productivity as it refreshes our minds.
In the midst of daily tasks, letting your mind wander may actually generate a creative advantage!
Children are, as usual, the experts who demonstrate the power of daydreaming. In a 2015 study on Cognitive Development by RachelMagida, Mark Sheskin, and Laura Shulz, they found that “in the absence of any fact of the matter (i.e., when neither prior knowledge nor statistical data distinguishes competing hypotheses), 4–6-year-olds (mean: 63 months) systematically converge on solutions to problems, consistent with an ability to imagine the abstract properties of causal problems and their solutions.”*
To imagine cause and effect based on no evidence displays incredible brain power. Want to strengthen your brain power? Take “Cloud Time” every day to intentionally unplug, disassociate, and walk away from tasks and let your mind float. You may just be amazed at where you land!