Do you ever find yourself dreaming about a vacation? A different lifestyle? Or visualizing a future you? Or, something on many minds: how life will look like this summer?
Think back to a time, when you were looking forward to a vacation, sharing a special dinner or visiting a friend. I’ll bet you felt a sense of happiness long before the even happened. It’s like you’re already experiencing it. Not only do daydreams give you a hit of dopamine, the feel-good hormone, they can temporarily take you away from the turmoils of the day.
Tension is decreased and you are one step closer to effective thinking.
Daydreaming is healthy. It helps us feel safe, brings about excitement with anticipation, and gives rise to enjoyment. In this state of being, we’re simply pondering our thoughts, beliefs and letting our mind wander. We are fully engaged with our imagination. This is all possible via a neural network in your brain called the default mode network. It encompasses both sides of the brain and by default we’re are in this mode until we decide to direct our attention to a task.
So why not take advantage of your default mode network, daydream your way to happiness and arrive back in the present moment with effective thoughts, emotions, and actions.
Let the neuroscience of your brain and body do the rest.
This is a brilliant brain • bold body break.