EVA SELHUB MD-AUTHOR OF THE LOVE RESPONSE
Have you ever noticed how children get excited and mesmerized by the smallest things? The word "Wow" is permanent in their
vocabulary. As adults, we tend to lose this sense of awe and curiosity. Over time, we tend to learn who and what not to trust, and we stick to who and what we know.
Truth is, if you think about it, the things that were cool when we were younger are still pretty cool now. If you were to wake up every day as if it were your first, then almost everyone and most things that happen that day would be interesting, awesome or curious.
Perhaps you can try waking up tomorrow and saying "yes" to having a new adventure. You can practice saying "wow" to even the most mundane things--like the smell of your coffee brewing, or how your fingers manage to fit into your gloves and who thought of this concept anyway?
The nice part about this "wow effect" is that it stimulates your higher brain centers, which keeps your stress response at bay, keeping your mind and body healthier.
Give it a try and see how you feel.