30-Second Changes That Create Long Lasting Happiness
These ultraquick changes in your routine have a powerful impact on your lifestyle and mind-set. Give them a try. If they don't work, undoing them only takes...you guessed it.
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The 30-Sec Change: Leave Your Cellphone in Your Purse
Sure, we all know that taking a phone call in the middle of good talk with your friend or partner usually gets you both flustered and off-topic. But studies now suggest that the mere presence of a phone (even turned-off phone) can undermine a conversation, write media scholar and M.I.T professor Sherry Turkle in Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
. How? It causes people to engage in lighter conversations about sports and weather—instead of revealing their real thoughts and feeling because they think they are going to be interrupted.