Divagar – My Spanish Word Of The Day 8/22/2016

¡Bueons Días!

My Spanish word of the day is:

Divagar

to digress, to ramble, to get sidetracked, to get off the subject, to beat around the bush.

Here is an example sentence:

Divaga tanto que te olvidas de qué trataba su historia. (She digresses so often that you forget what her story was about.)

Divaga tanto que te olvidas de qué trataba su historia.

Diccionario de la lengua española at Real Academia Española defines divagar as separarse del asunto de que se trata, and as, hablar o escribir sin concierto ni propósito fijo y determinado.

I learned this verb while watching a video about multitasking.  It is called El ‘multitasking’ es malo para tu cerebro and is presented by World Economic Forum.  The video presents the dangers of multitasking – one being that the exhausting amount of energy required to attend to multiple tasks reduces your ability to concentrate. It  recommends that you take frequent rest breaks to allow your mind to wander, think about something else, get sidetracked.

“Tomar descansos frecuentes te ayudan a mantenerte productivo y evitarán que tu cerebro se agote.  Durante estos descansos frecuentes permite que tu mente divague.”

The video is only 1 minute 17 seconds long if you are interested in watching it.

¡Hasta Luego!

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