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How daydreaming can improve your mental health & cognitive flexibility + tips to get the most out of your “Thinker” moments

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CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Although it may seem contradictory, letting your mind daydream is actually rea
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Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com
Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

SHOW DESCRIPTION: Although it may seem contradictory, letting your mind daydream is actually really good for your mental health! In this podcast I talk about the many mental and physical health benefits of just letting your mind wander, and how to do "thinker" moments correctly so you get the most out of these moments. 
Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-we-need-more-thinker-moments-the-mental-health-benefits-of-daydreaming-doodling

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
4:00 Why daydreaming is so good for your mind and brain
4:20 The mind is always active, even when you are asleep
5:55 How daydreaming harnesses the power of your mind
6:42 What is a thinker moment?
7:20 Why the brain needs to rest
8:00 How thinker moments reboot the brain
8:10 How thinker moments improve mental and brain health
12:00 The science behind daydreaming
17:33 How thinker moments bring balance in the brain
20:20 How to use thinker moments to improve your health

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-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:
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-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf
-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf
-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf
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