While most people might scoff at daydreamers in the work place, researchers say that it can actually improve lateral thinking and problem solving skills.
Wandering mind at the workplace or just staring into thin air can have its benefits in recharging the mind and helping it bounce back with unimaginable solutions. The brain simply becomes more creative when it is allowed to wander, a recent insight has revealed.
Senior psychology lecturer Dr Sandi Mann said: 'There is a stigma attached to boredom - parents are always worried about their kids being bored - but it gives your mind a chance to wander. Our work shows that daydreaming could be potentially beneficial in the workplace, as it allows lateral thinking that could assist with problem solving.'
The study showed that not allowing the brain any down time especially in a job which is mentally exhausting, can actually hamper productivity. So, just letting the mind wander can be refreshing and relaxing for the brain and a good way to find solutions to problems.