Daydream to be creative

DAYDREAMING at work could help boost the brain’s activity and help you become more creative.

Two studies carried out by researchers at the University of Central Lancashire (UK) gave volunteers a deliberately boring task to complete followed by another task to measure their creativity.  It was found they did better than those who had not performed the boring task beforehand.

To see if daydreaming was a factor in this effect, a second boring task was introduced that allowed even more daydreaming than the boring first task.

Senior psychology lecturer Dr Sandi Mann said having a stimulating job that never allowed the brain any ‘down time’ could be counter productive.  “Boredom at work has always been seen as something to be eliminated, but perhaps we should be embracing it in order to enhance our creativity.”

So don’t worry too much the next time your brain wanders during that meeting at work, call it being creative.

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