A group of researchers at Mayo Clinic think they may have the answer: train the mind to focus on positive experiences vs. negative ones.
The rationale is simple: we are conditioned by evolution to focus on — and thus avoid — the negatives in our lives vs. celebrating the positives.
Although few of us will have the opportunity to partake in their 10 week, four-step program — it made me reflect on how I’ve been challenged over the years to crack that code for myself. It wasn’t easy.
And I meet so many good people who are trying to be happier.
I don't know what will work for them, but I do know what worked for me.