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daydream

a usually nonpathological reverie that occurs while a person is awake. The content is usually the imagined fulfillment of wishes that are not disguised.

daydream

Mental musing or fantasy while awake.
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Chris Idzikowski, a sleep expert from Edinburgh Sleep Centre, said: "This is a very interesting study and illustrates how daydreaming is actually a natural part of our cycle.
They found daydreaming to be an important cognitive state in which one may unconsciously turn one's attention from immediate tasks to sort through important problems.
When the boss stares off into space, he's probably NOT planning the next big deal - he's daydreaming.
For example, in The Principles of Psychology, James (1890/1950) regarded individuals' streams of consciousness to be absorptions in fantasies and narratives, whereas Freud (1908/1959) offered a vivid example of a client's daydream that took the form of a contextually rich narrative in his essay "Creative Writers and Daydreaming.
Anticipating a full season of hunting whitetails on your home ground can be just as satisfying as daydreaming about a moose hunt in the Yukon.
Yet according to scientists, who clearly weren't asleep on the job, daydreaming is actually good for you because it boosts creativity.
Vos, who admitted during the trial that he had been daydreaming and had also been distracted by his laptop, did not realise that vehicles ahead of him were slowing down and did not apply his breaks in enough time to stop his lorry from crashing into the back of their car.
More than one in three said they waste 25 minutes every day chatting to friends, daydreaming, surfing the internet or looking for a new job.
I can remember sitting up in my pram - doubtless daydreaming.
Its design was inspired by a recent flight taken by its architect, Shigeru Ban, who while daydreaming at 37 000 feet, visualised a wing-like form that would not interfere with the existing landscape of the site.
95) receives zany and funny drawings by Ard Hoyt as it tells of twenty-six cows who decide to fly the coop as Ida Mae is daydreaming how she'll get famous.
It's sure as hell better than getting beat up just daydreaming about it.