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12 November 2010

Mind wandering leads to unhappiness

A study conducted in the US suggests that people spend about half of their time mind-wandering and its making them unhappy.

A study conducted in the US suggests that people spend about half of their time thinking about being somewhere else, or doing something other than what they are doing, and this perpetual act of mind-wandering makes them unhappy.

The study tracked 2,250 people via the trendy iPhone gadgets using an application, or app, that contacted volunteers at "random intervals to ask how happy they were, what they were currently doing, and whether they were thinking about their current activity or something else that was pleasant, neutral or unpleasant."

 
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