Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life

I just finished reading the book Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life.  It's an interesting collection of studies and thoughts about how learning to focus can improve your quality of life.

The final thought might be worth exploring:
The best strategy for savoring is learning to pay rapt attention to carefully chosen top-down targets.  To practice this skill, Bryant suggests taking a "daily vacation": spending twenty to thirty minutes focusing on something you enjoy or suspect you might but have never done.  Then, at the end of the day, you revisit and relish that pleasurable interlude and plan the next sojourn.  After seven days, he says, "most people say, 'What a great week!  I wish I could do that all of the time!'  Well, why not?"

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