If you find yourself day dreaming on the regular, drifting off at work thinking of your upcoming holiday, or, more frequently, what you’ll have for lunch we’ve got some good news for you.
While you probably currently write this off as a bad habit, something you need to do less of, according to a new study day dreaming might not be such a bad attribute at all.
Apparently your wandering mind is probably a sign that you’re highly intelligent.
“People tend to think of mind wandering as something that is bad. You try to pay attention and you can’t,” says Eric Schumacher, Georgia Tech associate psychology professor and coauthor of the study.
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“Our data is consistent with the idea that this isn’t always true. Some people have more efficient brains.”
What this means is that basically your brain is so efficient that you process the information quickly and your mind can’t help but wander.
This efficiency points to greater brain capacity, says Eric.
We certainly know we’ve come up with some of our best ideas while ‘day dreaming.’
So next time you find yourself drifting off, digesting last night’s Love Island episode and pondering what ever might come next in the emotional rollercoaster, don’t be too harsh on yourself, it’s actually a sign of brilliance.