If you find yourself escaping into an imagined world of your own, you might be doing something that’s great for your brain. Daydreaming is seen by some people as a sign of being easily distracted or disconnected. However, daydreaming actually exercises our brain and helps us develop our emotions. This Monday, let your mind wander for a while!

One of the best reasons to daydream is stress reduction. The act of daydreaming is similar to self-hypnosis and can mimic a meditative state. By mentally removing yourself from a high-stress situation and following a scenario that is more enjoyable, the brain and the mind both get a break from going into overdrive.

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