I’ve been reading a lot of self improvement and psychology type books.
Hardwiring Happiness was quite good.
The main things I took away from it are:
- We have a negativity bias. It’s passed down from our ancestors who survived and bred. The ones who were cautious, clingy and wary of a tiger attack were the ones who survived versus the super bold or unaware-of-danger folks were eaten by the tiger.
- Recognizing this bias, we can work to overcome it to be more neutral and positive.
- When you have good experiences, pause, really soak them in. Let them be like a warm sun on you, let them be like a soothing balm filling in parts of you that felt empty or hurt. A SOOTHING BALM I TELL YOU!
This is good advice so I wanted to share it. Read the book for more details and cool applicable science to improve your everyday life.
I hope you are taking pleasure from as much as possible these days.
May I suggest a cuddle with a loved one or pet? XOXO