Is there a particular type of mindset keeps us from finding true happiness ? For our ancestors to survive, they learned to find the bad in situations. In today’s modern age, the human mind is still programmed to latch onto the bad even though that mindset is unnecessary.

On this episode with Dr. Rick Hanson, a New York Times best-selling author, he explains the neuroscience behind true happiness, what it means, and how we can find it.

Key Takeaways:

arrow-iconWe’ve got a brain that’s like Velcro for bad experiences but Teflon for good experiences.

arrow-iconWhen you ruminate about negative stuff, you reinforce it.

arrow-icon“How do you grow the good” is the key question to having true happiness.

arrow-iconYou can slow down by taking three deep breaths in a row.

arrow-iconWhen you slow down, you hardwire yourself to have true happiness.

arrow-iconStop negativity as fast as you can.

arrow-iconMarinade yourself in delightful experiences.

arrow-iconWell-being is important because it fuels us for the long haul.