Prac­tice “Joyspot­ting”

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“We tend to think of joy as nice but not a ne­ces­sity, so it of­ten gets over­looked in the daily shuf­fle. But re­search sug­gests that it can have sur­pris­ingly pow­er­ful ef­fects: It shields the body from stress, pro­tects the car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem, and sharp­ens our minds. To tune in to the ev­ery­day things that bring you bliss, try joyspot­ting— fo­cus­ing your at­ten­tion on plea­sur­able things, like the bril­liant blue of the sky or the smell of your morn­ing cof­fee. These things re­mind us that joy is all around us, and they can kick off what psy­chol­o­gists call up­ward spi­rals, which pro­mote hap­pi­ness and well-be­ing and boost mo­ti­va­tion.”

—In­grid Fetell Lee, au­thor of Joy­ful

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