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Attention, focus and mindfulness are areas Center researchers are studying to better understand well-being. Previous research outside the Center discovered that adults who had participated in a study were mind-wandering 47 percent of the time, which was also associated with unhappiness.
In a Center study, we’ve developed an online breath counting practice that can be used to train mindfulness.
Our findings suggest that mindfulness, as measured through breath counting, is associated with more self-awareness, less mind wandering, better mood and more freedom from entrapping emotions.