Making one (albeit difficult) change will make you happier. Are you up for it?

Making one (albeit difficult) change will make you happier. Are you up for it?

Happiness…what would you do to have more of it?

Happiness…you could enjoy much more of it if you make this one (albeit challenging) change…

via by Minda Zetlin

What if there was one simple thing you could do that cost nothing and took no extra time, that would make you much more creative than you are now? What if it would also make you sleep better, and perhaps happier in general. Would you do it?

Well here it is: Put away your smartphone. Not all the time, and not forever, but for a day, or part of a day. That message comes from Manoush Zomorodi, host of the NPR podcast “Note to Self,” and author of Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive & Creative Self.

As the new mother of a colicky baby, Zomorodi, a former globe-trotting journalist, discovered first-hand how boredom can lead to some of our most innovative ideas, as she explains in her engaging TED Talk. It turns out that there’s a neurological reason for this, as various scientists explained to her. When you’re bored and you let your mind wander, you slip away from purely conscious thought and begin dipping into your subconscious mind. It’s a similar effect to when you begin drifting off to sleep. Having that bit of subconscious thought in the mix allows you to have insights and make connections you might never make otherwise…

…keep reading the full & original article HERE