Where to Find Happiness

November 25, 2014 11:15 PM

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Try this: Set a timer for 10 minutes and go for a very slow walk. Letting your gaze wander, look for things you like in the environment. When you find something you like, pause and appreciate it for longer than you otherwise would. Continue on, looking for the positive.

This is an exercise from a class I took in mindfulness meditation. Our teacher talked about the brain's negativity bias. We are wired to look for the negative because, from an evolutionary perspective, those who did were more likely to survive. (If you assume there's a tiger behind the bush over the...

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