Is daydreaming useful?

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Robert Maurer
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Has this ever happened to you
to find yourself lost with the "head in
clouds
While you were reading a book or watching a movie? It is a
level of perception in which we are so identified with our thoughts
or activity, which separates us from the external world and our level of perception
decreases. In short, we experience a real moment of daily "trance", or maybe others
they prefer to define it: "dream ad
open eyes
"While the new hyper-technological fanatics call it:"find yourself in stand-by".



Good; certainly there is
that some scholars claim that many people may even pass the
30% of their day daydreaming (a high figure, but these
are the statistical data). In fact, a
corroborating these figures comes a study recently carried out by
psychologists Erickson and Rossi. In the study in question it is shown that in
moods in which you daydream, people live real and
their own hypnotic trance states
natural, characterized by a very high presence of alpha and theta waves. But
the most interesting thing is that these states are very useful, given that
they allow the mind to rest and facilitate the creation of a new order
mental. Thus, this state
of daily trance would be a kind of “neuronal network that is activated for
defect". As if to say, it is activated when we are immersed in an activity
particularly simple and unimportant from which we wish to escape. Currently yes
they know two forms of "building castles in the air": 1. Positive-constructive: which includes positive, constructive and
creative. 2. Dysphoric thinking: in which the
ruminative or meditative thought, and it is as if the thought takes possession
of our will, creating unpleasant and annoying sensations. Curiously, one
study carried out in 2009 by Kane and McVay, showed that we have the
tendency to manifest dysphoric thinking when we are immersed in a context
chaotic, we experience stressful sensations, we are sleepy or bored.
Conversely, we tend to daydream constructively when
we are developing a pleasant business. At this point the
line to follow is very clear: daydreaming is good because
it fosters a new mental order and allows us to rest, but we have to stay
particularly attentive to negative thoughts, so just raise your guard
when we find ourselves in unpleasant contexts. This way we will only get
benefits from these moments of "trance"
daily.
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