Do you ever worry that your constant daydreaming is holding you back? Worry no more! A recent study done at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that people with better working memory were often found to daydream more often. Working memory is the place in your brain which stores information for short periods of time. The better yours is, the the more stuff you can store. When you wind up with additional working memory, your mind can then drift to other things.
In the study, researchers had participants perform a mundane task such as pressing a button every time they took a breath. They would then periodically ask how focused they were on that task. Afterwards they tested working memory by trying to remember letter combinations while doing math problems. The study found that those who were less focused on the task were also those who had a better working memory.
The good news here is twofold. Your daydreaming may not be a problem, but a sign your mind is healthier than you thought. But working memory can also be a sign of intelligence. A better working memory has been attributed to better reading comprehension and higher IQ scores. So don't bother stressing over your inability to focus, it may be a blessing in disguise!