Chronic Stress may Lead to More Rejection of your Current Momentary Experience

Had a stressful day? Where is your mind now? 

Stressful events predict more nightly mind wandering as found in a new study by Alexandra Crosswell, PhD. 

More mindwandering promotes more negative mood. However, stronger connections with our partner during the same day buffers us from the stress-mind wandering relationship. On days when we feel connected to our spouse, we stay more present and engaged in the current moment. So, taking the time to connect with our partners each day is one way to help reduce negative effects of stress and stay in a mindful state. 

Read the paper here