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Wandering Mind... Not a Happy Mind!

Postby ashley72 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:37 am

This study reveals that a wandering mind is not all that happy. It also found that we spend about 47% of waking hours thinking about what isn’t going on!

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/11/wandering-mind-not-a-happy-mind/

The scientific journal article => http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/~dtg/KILLINGSWORTH%20&%20GILBERT%20(2010).pdf
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Re: Wandering Mind... Not a Happy Mind!

Postby ashley72 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:22 am

Following on from this theme about..... "wandering attention creates unhappiness".

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/technology/07brain.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

“The way we become more human is by paying attention to each other,” he said. “It shows how much you care.” - Mr. Nass
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Re: Wandering Mind... Not a Happy Mind!

Postby far_eastofwest » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:32 am

Great Ashley, its very true I think, even wandering thoughts about something apparently positive - 'happy past experience or future possible thoughts',
ie, while you are having dinner with the family,
is taking a person away from... enjoying dinner with the family, not just negative wanderings are, um, negative.
There is nothing harder to find than a black cat in a dark room
Especially when there is no cat....
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