Harvard researchers concluded A Wandering Mind Is An Unhappy Mind based on studying the daily focus and mood of thousands of peoples.
It was discovered that when the mind is unfocused it defaults to what hasn’t worked in our lives.
What is the antidote? A focused mind. A focused mind is a happy mind.
When your mind wonders, rein it in by focusing on your breath, a mantra, a mandala or a project. Let yourself be immersed. Get into the flow of focus.
Scientific evidence shows focus quiets the monkey mind, down-regulates the nervous system and increases our abilities to be attentive to others and less on ourselves.
The less focused we are on ourselves the happier and more content we are.
One Reply to ““A Wandering Mind Is An Unhappy Mind””
I so agree. Days that I’m totally stressed with my husband’s care, I feel that I can’t work at all. Then, I get to work and Thank G-d that I’m there, so that I can at least try to focus and get something productive done. Even the Monkey Mind needs a rest, too, once in a while I suppose. I’m trying to get myself to start sitting on a cushion. I admire your strength, Ann Marie. Thanks so much, Corrie