Let Your Mind Wander
Studies have shown that like
high-efficiency machines, our brains work better when we periodically shut them
down. In the same way you can be rejuvenated by taking a sabbatical, letting
your mind wander during the day will help you maintain a high level of
In today’s high-tech, always-on, rushed environment we often forget to take a full lunch hour, to power down cell phones, to take small breaks and occasional days off.
In fact, some employers encourage these
unhealthy habits or tacitly endorse them. However, it is only by “unplugging”
once in a while and letting your mind wander that you’ll come up with new
ideas, solutions and creative insight.
Some of the greatest thinkers in history, from Einstein to Newton and Descartes, have come up with breakthroughs while daydreaming.
You can too, if you put your mind to it.