Savoring

Savoring has been found to be an important mechanism through which people derive happiness from positive events[1][7]. Savoring things like a beautiful sunset and the positive emotions associated with it can contribute to improved well-being[5] . Temporarily giving up something pleasurable may provide an effective route to happiness[2]. Research show that when experiencing positive events, focusing attention on the present moment and engaging in positive rumination promoted happiness, whereas telling others promoted life satisfaction[3]. People who savor report improvements in resilience, depressive symptoms, and happiness over time[6]. Through mindful savoring practices, people with chronic illnesses may become more sensitive to healthy, positive experiences in everyday life, and be less prone to addictions[4] .

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I savour several different things.
I use my senses consciously as part of savoring.
I cherish good moments in life.
I express my positive emotions.
I try to anticipate how wonderful upcoming events will be.
I avoid fast food meals.
I take a moment to truly enjoy what I am doing.
I am grateful of the good moments in my life.
When eating something good I take the time to really taste the food.
I reminiscence happy experiences.
I marvel at the wonderful things in life.
I enjoy the anticipatory excitement of upcoming pleasurable events.
I am able to show patience in waiting for the pleasurable event.
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      Research
      • [1] Bryant, FB and Veroff, J. 2007. Savoring: A new model of positive experience, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
      • [2] Jordi Quoidbach, Elizabeth W. Dunn, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Vol 4, Issue 5, pp. 563 - 568- January-31-2013, 10.1177/1948550612473489
      • [3] Quoidbach, Jordi; Berry, Elizabeth V. ; Hansenne, Michel ; Mikolajczak, Mo├»ra. Positive emotion regulation and well-being : comparing the impact of eight savoring and dampening strategies. In: Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 49, no. 5, p. 368-373 (2010)
      • [4] Garland, E.L., Froeliger, B. & Howard, M.O. Psychopharmacology (2014) 231: 3229. doi:10.1007/s00213-014-3504-7.
      • [5] Sustained Striatal Activity Predicts Eudaimonic Well-Being and Cortisol Output. Aaron S. Heller,. Carien M. van Reekum, Stacey M. Schaefer, Regina C. Lapate, Barry T. Radler, Carol D. Ryff, Richard J. Davidson, Psychological Science. Vol 24, Issue 11, pp. 2191 - 2200. First published date: September-20-2013. 10.1177/0956797613490744
      • [6] Effects of a Savoring Intervention on Resilience and Well-Being of Older Adults. Jennifer L. Smith, Agnieszka A. Hanni, Journal of Applied Gerontology, First published date: February-10-2017. 10.1177/0733464817693375
      • [7] GUO Dingrong,REN Jun,ZHANG Zhenxin, et al. Savoring: Enjoying Positive Experience with Concentrated Attention[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.01262
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