One common happiness question is: How do you give yourself a boost? If you're feeling anxious, blue, angry, scared, what can you do to soothe yourself?
Recently, I posted 5 myths for fighting the blues. Okay, those don't work very well. So what does?
One suggestion: find a "comfort food" for your mind. Know what you can do with your brain that will give yourself a comforting break from your worries, at least for a little while. By doing so, you'll re-charge your battery, find it easier to stay calm and cheerful, find it easier to take action to remedy your situation-and you'll sleep better. But this is easier said than done.
We all suffer from "negativity bias," that is, we react to the bad more strongly and persistently than to the comparable good. (What do you remember better, a compliment or a criticism?) Research shows one consequence of negativity bias is that when people's thoughts wander, they tend to begin to brood. Anxious or angry thoughts capture ourRead More »from Find a "Comfort Food" for Your Mind