“Happiness fills our lives when we learn to love unconditionally.”
...like in Groundhog Day, with Bill Murray.
Reading a bit slower and more focused can activate the same neurons in the brain that are active when “experiencing” elements in real life. Deep reading can increase empathy and analysis, helping us develop richer personal subtext, increased critical thinking and boosts neurogenesis (the growth and development of new cells & specialized nerve impulses).
On a physiological level, learning new things is good for your brain and bolsters cognitive functioning. Learning new things sparks a process called neurogenesis. This process is important for maintaining a healthy and active brain throughout your lifetime.
According to positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, in our brains, happiness and learning are tied together. Best known for coining the psychological concept of flow in his seminal work Flow: The Psychology Of Optimal Experience, Csíkszentmihályi says of learning new things:
“the best moments in our lives, are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.”
Ask yourself these
Are you self-assured?"
Are you enjoying yourself?
"Do you have grit?"
Can you answer
"yes" to all 3?
| Congratulations! You're doing great. Carry on. That's OK. But, it's probably time to switch it up and make some changes. Take a moment to meditate or reflect. This will help you find the time and energy you need to make things right.