About Wander120 App

The Wander120 app delivers you an endless supply of 120 second mind wandering micro-breaks. This small but powerful act of positive mind wandering can help to recharge the mind plus unlock the power of creative thinking. If you would like to find out more about our app, please explore the frequently asked questions below, or submit an enquiry form

  • Open the Wander120 app and click on the start button.  
  • You will immediately receive a prompt, known as a Wander, to help get you started. Examples of prompts include: you are time travelling, you are on a picnic, you smell lemons. 
  • Pull up an image in your mind associated with your Wander prompt and then relax and let your mind wander where it will. 
  • Your wandering might be about an action, a place, people, or a time in your past. It can be as real or as fantastical as you want to make it.
  • There is no right or wrong way to proceed; it’s your Wander. Let your mind relax into where it takes you.
  • If, for any reason, your association becomes unconstructive, simply come back to the prompt and head in a different direction.  
  • You will receive a notification at the end of 120 seconds.
  • You have the opportunity to complete feedback on your Wander. This is for your own records – on how the Wander helped you.

Yes. Just keep mind wandering until you feel your Wander has come to an endpoint. The app will wait for you to fill in your experience.

Yes – if you can get some great associations going, and it takes you to an interesting, positive place that’s great. You hold information on the last twenty Wanders under your Track menu option.

There is an option to Skip to the next Wander if you want to see another one. Or you can review your Track menu for a Wander you have done and enjoyed and use that. The timer will still tell you when 120 seconds is up. Alternatively, think of something special to you, and embrace the Wander that you have chosen.

Yes, please. We currently have close to 5000 in the data bank, so you will not have seen them all yet – but if you have some ideas for Wander prompts that fit the criteria of being as broad and positive as possible, please send us an email to admin@wander120.com 

Currently, we hold no information about you. No logins, no passwords, or identifiers. Should the situation change, we would let you know through a Push Notification. Please check our Privacy Statement for an up-to-date data management plan.

Yes we can, and that is the plan for 2024. Let us know what language you would find useful.

About mind wandering

If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of mind wandering, please explore the frequently asked questions below, or visit our news & research page.

  • Creative thinking – coming up with new ideas and solutions, helping you put information together in novel ways
  • Happier – if your mind is engaged in interesting off-task musings, it can help to elevate your mood
  • Effectiveness – taking a mind wandering microbreak enables you to see data or issues with fresh eyes.
  • Feel rejuvenated – it’s a rejuvenating process for the mind which can increase your effectiveness and productivity at work or study.
  • Consolidates learning – helps in the collection and memory retention of new information.
  • Goal Setting – there is evidence that the more mind wandering is used, the more delayed gratification is employed

Yes. Their imaginations will be very open to association thinking. 

Evidence is suggesting mind wandering can be a useful tool to support increased cognitive flexibility, and also to assist in relaxing and mood management.  Find out more here.

The discovery of the Default Mode Network in the brain was less than 25 years ago in 2001. The increasing information gathered from MRI scanning and brain functionality is indicating that the brain operates needing both focused time and wandering time.

Research around the globe is now working to unravel how this information impacts our creative thinking, moods, memory and productivity.

The research is broad and thought provoking.

There is much written on meditation, mindfulness, and mind wandering. As with most things, it is not quite as simple as being able to box each practice, but as a summary, meditation can be described as attentive thinking, mindfulness as awareness thinking and mind wandering as associative thinking, or drifting thinking.

Positive, or intentional mind wandering can also be called mindful mind-wandering – you are aware of your wanders but not judging them.

Each will suit people for different reasons, and for their own unique qualities and benefits.

When you drive a car, there are ways of driving that are bad for you or high risk.  Likewise, there are ways of thinking that can have negative consequences. For example, your mind-wandering can get stuck going over the same ground. This is known as ruminative thinking and can create anxiety and mood deterioration. To prevent your mind wandering from becoming unconstructive, simply bring your mind back to your prompt and wander in a different direction or choose another prompt.

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Yes.  Wander120 has the option of a bulk purchase rate which is accessed through the issue of pre-purchased plans. Please contact us by filling out this form, and we will find an option that works for your organisation.

Creativity doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. It can involve both quick, unconscious thoughts and deliberate, conscious thinking. And expertise plays a role too, with experienced individuals relying on automatic, unconscious processes, while less-experienced individuals engage in more analytical thinking.

Psychologists are studying the brain to understand the creative process better. Neuroimaging has shown that creativity involves the coordination of different brain networks, including the cognitive control network and the default mode network.

The “aha” moment is a crucial part of the creative process. It not only brings joy but also activates the brain’s reward system, similar to the pleasure we experience from delicious food or addictive substances. Our brains are wired to find pleasure in creative thoughts.

Creativity is learned: Research suggests that only 10% of creativity is linked to genetics, while the rest can be acquired and nurtured through various practices and mindsets.

Abandon the “how”: The first step to embracing your creative journey is to let go of the need for a set path. Instead of following others’ footsteps, create your own unique approach. Build “break” periods into your day, allowing your brain to wander and recombine ideas for new creative insights.

Surrender to chaos: Sometimes, too much structure stifles creativity. Dedicate time to non-planned activities, inviting a bit of chaos into your day. Explore unexpected connections, let your mind wander, and see where it leads. Embrace the opportunities that chaos brings and prioritize tasks accordingly.

Create moments of inspiration: Don’t wait for inspiration to strike; create it yourself. Set aside time for aesthetic appreciation, followed by mind-wandering, and then take inspired action.

Build a 2-minute mind wandering break into your day and let go of expectations, embrace paradoxes, and witness the extraordinary unfold in your creative journey.

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Need to recharge your mind?Take a Wander

Wander120 delivers you an extensive supply of thought prompts to use in your 120 second microbreak. The small but powerful act of positive mind wandering can help you switch from draining thinking, to instead, recharge, refresh and relax the mind, and calm your busy, exhausted brain. This will ensure you have the mental space to regain control of your thinking capability, manage your brain energy and improve your mood and output.Start your free trial today.

Wander logo stacked

Need to recharge your mind?Take a Wander

Wander120 delivers you an extensive supply of thought prompts to use in your 120 second microbreak. The small but powerful act of positive mind wandering can help you switch from draining thinking, to instead, recharge, refresh and relax the mind, and calm your busy, exhausted brain. This will ensure you have the mental space to regain control of your thinking capability, manage your brain energy and improve your mood and output.Start your free trial today.

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