Is there a particular type of mindset keeps us from finding true happiness ? For our ancestors to survive, they learned to find the bad in situations. In today’s modern age, the human mind is still programmed to latch onto the bad even though that mindset is unnecessary.
On this episode with Dr. Rick Hanson, a New York Times best-selling author, he explains the neuroscience behind true happiness, what it means, and how we can find it.
We’ve got a brain that’s like Velcro for bad experiences but Teflon for good experiences.
When you ruminate about negative stuff, you reinforce it.
“How do you grow the good” is the key question to having true happiness.
You can slow down by taking three deep breaths in a row.
When you slow down, you hardwire yourself to have true happiness.
Stop negativity as fast as you can.Marinade yourself in delightful experiences.
Well-being is important because it fuels us for the long haul.