02 Jan Happiness and mindfulness
Do you sometimes move automatically and unconsciously through life, reacting to people and situations? It often seems that mindlessness, rather than mindfulness, permeates our lives.
We mindlessly stuff ourselves at the dinner table, whittle away hours in front of the tube, or succumb to our shopping urges and overspend. Mindless habits like these often steer us off-course on our road to health and happiness. Are we on automatic pilot or do we have a choice? Perhaps we do not believe in our own ability to control our lives, and this may be why self-regulation has consistently ranked at the bottom of the list of 24 Values-in-Action (VIA) strengths for the typical American.
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