And that’s partly because once we buy something, we get used to having it around, and it no longer gives us the pleasure it did in the first few days following a purchase. An experience, on the other hand, can be enjoyed again and again when you remember it and tell others about it.
Most of us are going to take some days off during the summer. Let’s try for the next two weeks to find time to experience or re-experience new emotions, situations, places, hobbies … Let’s plan to spend quality time with our loved ones and in those hobbies or passions that help us clear our mind and refresh our mind and spirit. Talk to you in a couple of weeks.
Dr. De La Flor, licensed G.P./Family Doctor, holds certificates in coaching, nutrition and medical exercise from Berkeley University and the American Council on Exercise. His medical approach is highly influenced by Positive Psychology; an empowering, encompassing way of approaching patients through the study of their strengths and virtues to enable them to thrive and lead fulfilling lives, accept the past, find happiness in the present, and hope for the future. You can reach the doctor at 00-34-697.888.666 to schedule a consultation in his surgery or in your home/business.
This article appears in the print edition 649 of Island Connections