Doing nothing is good — say neuroscientists

“We all fail to experience life to the fullest. Typically, our minds are too occupied with thoughts to allow complete immersion even in what is right in front of us.”

The words come from neuroscientist Moshe Bar.
In a study published in the Psychological Science, Moshe and Shira (a graduate student) found that,
“…a high mental load consistently diminished the originality and creativity of the response. “

Moshe Bar, a Harvard Medical School professor, goes on to say that occasionally being on autopilot is OK; especially when faced with mundane tasks.

Unfortunately we are on autopilot far too often.
And we miss out on so much.
We miss out on life.

To be more present in our lives, the professor suggests periods of silence and emptying our minds of any thoughts.

Hmm. These findings give credibility to that “nothing-box” theory that men are supposed to have.
It might explains that boundless creativity some of you have (when going after something you really want.)

The lesson for both, men and women:
Slow down. Make time to do NOTHING.
We need to stop carrying those heavy mental loads.

It will allow us to “see” much more.
And experience the magic of life.

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Mariana Fieraru
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