Tag: How to use the bad habit of zoning-out to our advantage?
FOCUS AND STOP DAY DREAMING!!!
We all have heard this at least once in our lives. (I have….many times actually)
So have you ever wondered why do we day dream?
Also, can we use our propensity to day dream, to our advantage??
First, why do we day dream in the first place; especially when we have something urgent to take care of, or when we are stuck solving a problem?
Easy answer- Because this is how we are!
Our mind works in two modes: Focused and Diffuse.
In focused mode, we concentrate, try to comprehend, or simply focus on whatever task we are performing.
In diffused mode, we think randomly, our imaginations run wild, we get creative (too creative sometimes). This is bad when we are trying to concentrate, when we are stuck at a point.
Well, yes. But this is not completely true.
Wandering while we should concentrate can actually help us when we are stuck at a problem. Diffuse mode makes us more creative and if we can control the duration/frequency of transitioning between focused and diffuse modes, it can actually help us find creative out-of-the-box solutions to our problems.
But make sure that you try and focus first. Create a habit to focus and concentrate.
We need to first make sure that we are not running to diffuse state every time we get an opportunity, i.e. the breaks should not be too long. We can also switch between tasks - from tough tasks to the ones we enjoy. Other ways we can switch to diffuse mode is by sleeping (quick naps), exercising, etc.