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Jun 22, 2019

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." --Omar Khayyam

Happiness Experts on Why Mind Wandering Can Be So Miserable

In the last 15 years, the science of mind wandering has become a popular topic of scholarly study, thanks in part to advances in brain imaging. It turns out that our brains are wily, wild things, and what they do when we're not paying attention has major implications for our happiness. In 2010, Matt Killingsworth, then a doctoral student at Harvard University, designed an iPhone app that pinged people throughout the day, asking what they were experiencing at that very moment. You'll want to know his surprising discovery!

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One discovery Killingsworth made while gathering data through Trackyourhappiness.org is that we human beings spend lots of time and effort fixing the wrong problem. Try today to see where your mind is going at any moment. What are you focusing on? Does it help or hinder you?



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