Focusing on Direct Experience Leads to Increased Happiness

“People are less happy when they’re mind-wandering, no matter what they’re doing. For example, people don’t really like commuting to work very much. It’s one of their least enjoyable activities. And yet, they are substantially happier when they’re focused only on their commute than when their mind is going off to something else. It's amazing.”

~ Matt Killingsworth, from "Want to be Happier? Stay in the Moment"