Turning older? Want to lead a stress free life? Here is the golden formula to serve your purpose: Do not linger on things, let them go.
Yes, findings of a new study are showing that learning to not linger on could serve as the survival mechanism especially for the older ones enabling them to lead a stress free and a happier life.
The above study was conducted by German scientists, who showed that sometimes certain regrets continuously bother people and their happiness, thus letting go all those regrets, can serve a big help for older people to live a good and a happier old age life.
Researchers explain that regrets start decreasing naturally as people get older because their major concern becomes to enjoy their rest of the life.
The findings have been especially related to older group because researchers claim that youngsters follow their regrets to learn not to repeat their mistakes.
In their study, researchers performed brain scans over the participants to confirm the results. They divided all the participants into three groups, one of youngsters with an average age of 25, second a healthy older group and third group included some depressed older people with an average age of 66.
Participants were made to complete a computer game. The game instructed them to open a series of boxes containing either money or a cartoon picture of a devil saying all the earned money is lost. In the end of the game, all the participants were shown how far they could have gone without losing it all.
Researcher’s final conclusion: Feeling of regret is similar in the young as well as the depressed group. But healthier ones showed less regret.