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GLOBAL FOUNDER FRAMERS - GREAT HEROIC STUDENTS ON The World Students Society and enlightened heroes on Sam Daily Times : ''The Voice Of The Voiceless'' : ''How to keep your head in those clouds?''

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Little Angels : Mayna, Maria, Hannyia, Merium, Sofia, Mustafa, Mujtaba [both UAE] : ''getting lost in a daydream may actually do good.'' But learning how to control your imagination correctly is worth the hassle.

HARDER THAN IT LOOKS : NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT daydreaming can inspire happiness if you purposefully engage with meaningful topics, such as pleasant memories of loved ones or imagined scenes of triumph in the face of all odds.

In a recent study published in the journal Emotion, researchers tested how much pleasure people derived from thinking.

Participants left to their own devices were more likely to gravitate toward worrying or neutral topics like work or school, and they were left with negative or neutral feelings after the session.

When given a framework that guided them to imagine something positive, like a fantasy of having superpowers or the memory of their first loving touch, they were 50 percent more likely to feel positive after the session.

Why couldn't they do that on their own? Erin Westgate, a psychology professor at the University of Florida and the study's lead author, said that positive daydreaming is a heavier cognitive lift. So, our brains move forward effortless mind wandering, even when the results are negative.

Using your imagination ''seems like it should be easy,'' Dr. Westgate said. When you daydream, you're acting as the ''screenwriter, director, audience and performer in a whole mental drama going on in your head. That's incredibly cognitively demanding.''

And it's not always good. Some studies suggest too much daydreaming can be bad for your mental health. Maladaptive daydreaming, when people flee into daydreams to escape events or feelings of distress, can be a symptom of posttraumatic stress disorder and other psychiatric conditions. The more trauma survivors delve into their waking dream worlds, the worst their condition can become.

But learning how to control your imagination correctly is worth the hassle.


As a trauma therapist, Abigail Nathanson guides her patients in visualization and storytelling technique called imagery descripting that can help them understand and cope with traumatic memories.

Dr. Nathanson starts by telling patients that imagining themselves in more tranquil settings, especially ones of nature, can be effective anxiety intervention.

Dr. Nathanson often prompts patients to take this technique further by engaging with metaphors and visual symbolism. If her patients feel stuck, they might create a scene where they're standing behind a brick wall that represents their impasse.

She helps them interpret the symbol and can also use it as a tool. ''I will say : 'What are you wearing infront of the brick wall? What is underneath your feet? What is around you? What do you see? What do you smell? ' '' she said.

When purposefully engaging with your daydreams, the more senses you call into action, the more real you can make the scene feel in your mind.

Dr. Nathanson then prods them to take action, ''actively engaging in their spontaneous metaphor'' as he puts it. They could climb over the wall, knock it down or do whatever suits their imagination.

Although overcoming past trauma isn't as easy as knocking down an imaginary wall, that action can have real, tangible effects. While reveling in the moment of success might actually demotivate us from reaching future goals. visualizing the actions you take along the way can be powerful.

Screening this movie in your head will make you more likely to follow through, and because you've imagined these scenarios before, you'll be calm as they play out in real life.


Athletes like rugby players, golfers, cricketers, tennis stars, martial artists who deliberately daydream about their techniques, using imagery and narrative, have found it can improve their performance.

Studies of surgeons and musicians have found similar results. Yet, some have trouble engaging with their imaginative creative sides.

Using daydreaming as mental rehearsal can do more than just hone job performance. Research has shown that imagining scenarios on visual scenes can provide a boost in mood to people suffering from major depression.

Dwelling on personally meaningful but imaginary scenes, like ones in Dr. Westgate's study, can increase creativity and spur inspiration.

Your high school English teacher might have called you a space cadet, but in reality, even the briefest mental vacations can restore a sense of well-being. Sometimes it pays to have your head in the clouds.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research and writings on Students and Daydreaming, continues. The World Students Society thanks author, Rebecca Renner.

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