We all know that thinking about happy memories can make you happy, while thinking about sad events from the past can make you sad. An interesting paper in Psychological Science by William Hart examined this question of mental closeness using language.
Most of my clients this week had a theme of being stuck in regret. And I laughed to myself because I was actually in the middle of doing the same round of work on myself that I was asking them to do. Since I was so raw in this area, I was even more able to help than usual.
Time is a sneaky thief, hell-bent on racing toward our mortality. The only way that we can outsmart it is by savoring every precious moment by being fully conscious, focused and conscientious every second.