Daydreaming

By James Hayton,
November 29, 2018
James Hayton is a former physicist, PhD coach and author of "PhD: An uncommon guide"
Since 2010, he's coached hundreds of individual PhD students and now offers
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We are losing the ability to daydream.Next time you're waiting (for a train to go, or a bus to come, or a plane to go), take a look around. How many people are staring at a screen?It's a habitual response. When we don't know what to do, we reach for the phone.But what if you don't? What if you leave it turned off, and let yourself daydream?It's when the pressure's off, when you have time and space to play with ideas, that inspiration can strike.Your attention is the most valuable resource you have. Don't give it away so cheaply.

See also:Beyond the obvious
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