Summary #1480

Why we’re so bad at daydreaming, and how to fix it

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  • Researchers find that people don’t know what to daydream about, but when they’re given directions - their pleasure from thinking increases by 50%.
  • The way to find pleasure in daydreaming might be to consciously focus on positive, meaningful memories and thoughts.
  • Daydreaming is a skill that you can get good at with practice, and once you do, it can be a way to never experience boredom again, and to finally be ok with your thoughts.
  • Try it! Just don’t confuse daydreaming with planning (which is not pleasurable), make it a habit, and you may find that you’ll be able to re-shape your emotions.

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