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It’s true. New research has found that your minds wander about half the time you do anything...and there are two main reasons why.
First, you’re bored. (Sorry. I’ll work on that.) Second and most often the case, you’re stressed. There’s simply too much going on, and your mind is skipping ahead to the next deadline, the next responsibility.
While the ability for our minds to wander — to daydream, if you will — also tends to make us more creative, the research found that in our day-to-day activities, it’s making us more unhappy.
When we don’t focus on the task at hand, we become less happy with our lives. Which tells us we should all be doing things that we enjoy more often.
Thanks. I’ll get right on that.
Oh — can you guess the one activity where people’s minds wander the least? Where we are the most task-focused and, if you buy the scientists’ theory, the most happy?
When we are having sex.
Wow — I don’t know who paid for this study, but they definitely got their money’s worth.
What a revelation!
The happiness study is on-going. Wanna be a part of it? Have an iPhone? Visit http://www.trackyourhappiness.org/ to learn how to participate.