IF YOU think daydreaming is a waste of time, think again. New Choices for Retirement Living magazine reports that daydreaming - generally viewed as an activity of idlers - is now being seen as a means of solving problems unconsciously. This is according to Dr Leonard Giambra, a research psychologist at the National Institute on Ageing's Gerontology Research Centre in the United States. Dr Giambra recommends fostering daydreams if you have unresolved problems. Set aside time to let your mind drift, go for a quiet walk and listen to restful music. As your thoughts drift and coalesce, they may provide you with a solution for your problems. Dr Giambra adds that the content of daydreams changes with age.