How To Use Time Travel To Increase Happiness
There are two main directions our thoughts can come from: internally or externally. On one hand, the external world around us makes us think through our senses, what we see or hear or touch or smell; on the other hand, our own internal worlds of imagination and time travel can take us away from the present moment.
Mindfulness is associated with the external thought — you need to be in the moment, aware of the world around you, and to stop yourself from being distracted by inner thoughts. There are benefits to mindfulness being thrown about everywhere, so I won’t go into them. Rather, I’d like to present the benefits to mindfulness’s supposed opposition, the internal thought and mental time travel, up on Huffington Post.
One study found that people who just thought about watching their favorite movie actually raised their endorphin levels by 27 percent. Often, the most enjoyable part of an activity is the anticipation. If you can’t take the time for a vacation right now, or even a night out with friends, put something on the calendar—even if it’s a month or a year down the road. Then whenever you need a boost of happiness, remind yourself about it.
It’s not only looking forward that can make us happier, looking back over our past can also boost our emotions. Those nostalgic memories can help remind us of things that make us proud or give us confidence. Of course, we can always use this time travel for wrongdoing, and cause ourselves stress or anxiety, but the potential benefits are there, check out the full article for more tips.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.