Our daily lives can be difficult at best! We live hurried, fast paced lives that go 200 mph so we need something to make life more enjoyable. Anticipation to the rescue! Anticipation can help make a difficult week more bearable. We can dream and feel the excitement as we anticipate: the weekend, Christmas, vacations, parties, college football season, shopping with friends, a night at the movies, on and on. But if we live in a constant state of anticipation are we missing the small, important moments in our life? Maybe we're wishing away a perfectly good day waiting for another one to come along.
Time to stop and ponder that last thought....
However, there are some studies on anticipation and how it affects our brains. It is believed that having things to anticipate can be healthy for us. Anticipating things gives our brain a workout. Our brains release feel good hormones as we anticipate an event, and the reward center of the brain is activated. So anticipating your fabulous weekend at the cape is like exercise for your brain.
In keeping with this blog I am going to share some things on my anticipation list:
Wow! After all of that anticipation my brain is tired.
What are you anticipating in your life?