Researchers at Harvard University have found that about 47 percent of people’s waking hours are spent out of focus and not living in the moment.
Our minds tend to easily wander towards what’s happened in the past and what’s to come next in the future, leaving our present activities not as satisfying as they should be.
This can lead to feeling less happy with life at the end of the day, and many people think they haven’t achieved as much as they would have liked. Activities that require focus, such as exercising and participating in a conversation, are when people tend to feel the most happy and satisfied, according to the studies.
So no matter what you’re doing, live in the moment, and increase an overall feeling of happiness.
Source: CNN, Dec. 2010