A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind

@article{Killingsworth2010AWM,
  title={A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind},
  author={Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={330},
  pages={932 - 932}
}
The iPhone Hap App reveals that wandering thoughts lead to unhappiness. We developed a smartphone technology to sample people’s ongoing thoughts, feelings, and actions and found (i) that people are thinking about what is not happening almost as often as they are thinking about what is and (ii) found that doing so typically makes them unhappy. 

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