The art of savoring: A way to make your happiness feel longer

Happiness is a feeling everyone desires. But it can be elusive. It often seems that just when we have held it, it slips away from our grasp. However, one of the ways you can hold on to happiness is through the act of savoring. Savoring is the process of enjoying and appreciating life's experiences, both big and small, in the present moment. There are many ways to practice savoring. But in essence, savoring involves immersing yourself fully in the experience. For example, when you eat a meal, you can pay attention to the flavors and textures of the food. When walking outdoors, you can savor the warmth of the sun or the smell of fresh grass. What matters is that you are fully engaged in the present and enjoying yourself. You may find it easier to savor activities that you find pleasant and meaningful. The next time you are engaged in your hobby, don't let the time just quickly pass by. Instead, you can try paying full attention to the moment, staying in it, and enjoying it. You can feel happier by simply dwelling on your happy moments longer. In a study published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, researchers tracked 101 participants over 30 days. They asked them to self-report positive events, savoring activities, and good moods. They found that savoring was strongly related to positive feelings and concluded that savoring may be a vital mechanism that allows people to get happiness from positive events. Savoring is a simple but powerful tool that can help you improve your overall happiness. By taking the time to fully immerse yourself in positive experiences and engaging in activities that bring you joy, you can train your brain to focus more on the good things in life. You can increase your level of happiness. So go ahead, savor the little moments in life, and experience the profound impact savoring has on your happiness.

Which of your daily activities are worth savoring?