Focusing on positive experiences comes naturally for some. For the rest of us it is good to know that it is a skill that we can learn. When we mentally relive good experiences, it starts to rewire the brain making it easier and easier to access those positive times. In fact everything we do affects our brain. When we focus on negative, we are setting the wiring in that direction too. So we have a choice. A lasting choice.
Dr. Rick Hansen is a Neurophysiologist who has done research to show that we can cultivate more optimism and happiness by savouring each positive experience for at least 15 seconds. Linger over that cup of coffee, take in the flowers in the back yard, notice that smile, acknowledge that person.