Mind Wandering News and Research

Today there is mounting evidence to suggest that periods of intentional mind drift can help to recharge and refresh the brain,. This then opens opportunities for creative thinking and problem solving, mood improvement and learning consolidation. Below is a selection of published research, articles, and books for those interested in exploring the findings on intentional unfocus.

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How to get your brain to focus. TedX Talk Chris Bailey

We like to think of distraction as the enemy of focus but it's not. It's a symptom of why we find it difficult to focus. Rather, it is our mind that is over stimulated.


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Why we are so bad at day dreaming, and how to fix it!

The ability to think for pleasure is important. Not only can it be an antidote to boredom, but may also boost wellness and even pain tolerance.


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Jeff Bezos Uses “Mind Wandering” To Boost Productivity.

His focus is to ensure he and his team have ample time to review and develop creative ideas through meetings designed to stimulate open thinking.


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How to Take a Break from Work (and Why You Need To)

Stress can take a toll on your physical and mental well-being. Find a way to refresh your mind and body to help you return to your tasks with a clear mind.


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The Power of Unstructured Thinking: A guide to generating innovative ideas

Try breaking free from traditional ways of thinking and approaching problems in new, unconventional ways.


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The 5 Resets – Rewire Your Brain and Body for Less Stress and More Resilience by Dr A Nerurkar

Stress is problematic when it's out of tune with our lives. Here are five, science backed, mindset shifts, to help reset your mental bandwidth.


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Why ‘Blue-Skying’ Can Unleash Creativity You Didn’t Know You Had

Unlocking blue-sky thinking requires a deliberate shift in mindset: Get curious; Try mindful mind-wandering; Be open to all ideas.


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How to be alone with your thoughts

Spend some time with your inner monologue (and actually enjoy it)!


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Pay attention because nobody else is.

The latest science says people are losing brain power. Think about how you are utilizing and rebuilding your brain’s limited stamina.


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How Mind-Wandering Can Improve Your Thinking and Well-Being

Mind-wandering should be accepted and embraced. It can help you connect more dots, explore new opportunities, envision fresh 'what ifs' and visualize more options.


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States of Mind: Balancing Laser-Like Focus with Free-Floating Thought

The research surrounding mindful versus mindless work is not so cut-and-dry. It’s quite a bit more nuanced than your typical tale of good versus evil.


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Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

The key to resilience is trying really hard, then stopping, recovering, and then trying again. Our brains need rest as much as our bodies do.


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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.

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