(Exploring Your Mind) Adopting a more flexible mindset would certainly help you respond to everyday difficulties in a more effective way. After all, change is inevitable, and in the face of each of these challenges, a more open, dynamic and creative approach will always be of great help.
(Justin Deschamps) Pleasure and joy, even bliss, is a whole-brain activity. Stimulation is the gateway to fulfillment, meaning, adventure, and positive emotion. In the modern world, stress limits joy because it causes hyper-focus. When you’re focused on a task for work, school, home, or life in general, unless you feel joy, inspiration, and playfulness during the process, you’ll lose sensitivity. Why? Because if we contextualize a goal as stressful, then our brain naturally withdraws from everything else. If you move from one state of focused-work to another, never taking a mindfulness break, the brain doesn’t have a chance to open up again, which you need to do or you’ll feel numb, bored, and unsettled.