Great news for a Friday afternoon: zoning out is good for you. NY Mag’s Science of Us has looked into the current obsession with mindfulness—remaining constantly focused—and found that the opposite is also crucial to mental health. Apparently, when you let your mind wander (usually while doing menial tasks that take little concentration) you are more likely to have an “aha!” moment—like realizing why a friend seemed glum or what to buy a loved one as a gift.
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