Daydreaming is important and it turns out we’re bad at it

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Imagine being given free time to allow your mind to wander, to just enjoy your own thoughts. If you find it hard to enjoy getting lost in your own thoughts and experiencing pleasure doing so, you are not alone. 

“This is part of our cognitive toolkit that's underdeveloped, and it's kind of sad,” said psychology professor, Erin Westgate.

Westgate expressed that thinking for pleasure is an important practice, and that it is possible to improve this ability, but while it looks seems easy, it can be challenging. 

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