by Tom Swift

The researchers found that goal progress appeared to suffer on days with a high number of annoyances and few simple pleasures. But on days with a high number of simple pleasures, the effect of small annoyances was buffered. Researcher Vanessa Patrick said, “Being mindful of small everyday pleasures … can help dampen the impact of everyday annoyances and contribute greatly to our happiness and well-being.”

-Jennifer Breheny Wallace, “How Daily Stress is Killing Us,” StarTribune, 3-25-2018