Daydreaming

By James Hayton,
November 29, 2018
I'm James, I'm a former physicist (PhD, Nottingham, 2007) and author of "PhD: An Uncommon Guide to Research, Writing & PhD Life".
Since 2010, I've been helping PhD students all over the world overcome barriers in their research and writing
My strategies have helped thousands of PhD students just like you to build confidence, write better and finish on time

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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