Matt Killingsworth: Want to be happy? Stay in the moment!


Matt Killingsworth’s TED Talk is called “Want to be happy?  Stay in the moment!”  I couldn’t agree more with his assessment of “mind-wandering” and its impact on our happiness.


I recently read an article featuring Killingsworth’s research in Harvard University’s Harvard Gazette.   “Wandering mind not a happy mind” explains: “The researchers estimated that only 4.6 percent of a person’s happiness in a given moment was attributable to the specific activity he or she was doing, whereas a person’s mind-wandering status accounted for about 10.8 percent of his or her happiness” (Source). Interesting stuff!

What do you think about the link between happiness and mind-wandering?


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