🔥 1 DAY STREAK
Dec 12, 2020
In psychology, mindfulness has 2 components -
It has a long history in Buddhist philosophy and is a part of larger set of practices to reduce suffering and increase enduring happiness. Mindfulness meditation is used to cultivate the state of mindfulness. It does to our mind what exercising does to our body - makes it stronger & more flexible.
We synthesize happiness. "I am so much better off", "I believe it turned out for the best", or "I don't have any regrets", but we think of happiness as something to be found.
Being grateful is an attitude and it ranges from saying 'thank you' when receiving a gift...to a deeper sense of thankfulness for life, looking at life through gratitude glasses - considering everything good or bad in life as a potential gift.
Gratitude is the -
Journaling about everything good happening to us is just the beginning... the first step towards making gratitude a way of life.
It's not just about fewer distractions but also about the mind being less stimulated.
If we are distracted in each moment, those moments of overstimulation add up to create a life that feels overwhelming
Scatter focus - let your mind deliberately wander, get bored. Boredom is moving from high stimulation to low stimulation - doing something that doesn't take up most of our attention.
Because of where it wanders to (48% of the time towards the future as shown by research)... the mind connects different ideas & comes up with new plans - essentially makes us more effectively productive.
It can be helpful to buy some time to analyze the situation and figure out what we want exactly.
According to deception researcher Maria Hartwig, it's a misconception that you can spot a liar by the way they act.
Despite decades of searching, researchers have found little evidence to support belief about liar's behaviors such as - averted gaze, rapid blinking, talking louder, shrugging, fidgeting, stuttering, movement of the hands, arms, or legs, exaggerated yawning, covering the mouth while speaking, whistling, excessive personal grooming .
None proved reliable indicators of a liar.
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