Is how we think about time the key to savoring life?
Yes. Being mindful that “all good things come to an end” encourages us to make the most of things, to spend time with others and be happier.
From Psychology Today:
Research published in Psychological Science reveals that you savor a temporary experience more when you remind yourself of its imminent conclusion.
Six weeks before graduation, researcher Jaime Kurtz of Pomona College asked University of Virginia seniors to spend two weeks writing about their college experience and what they felt grateful for. Half were reminded “how little time” they had left there, and half “how much time.”
The results were clear: Those who framed their final six weeks as but a blink took greater advantage of the school’s opportunities and, perhaps because of the increased social engagement, they were happier.
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