Research suggests that engaging in aesthetically pleasurable experiences can be a healthy way to combat addictive tendencies.

Did you know that the psychological reward derived from over-indulging in your favorite food or engaging in other addictive behaviors can be replicated by visiting a museum or listening to a compelling piece of music? Research shows that engaging in aesthetically pleasurable experiences can help satiate addictive cravings.

The next time you feel at the mercy of an unsavory craving, try immersing yourself in an aesthetically stimulating experience instead.

Read more here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-choice/201810/can-aesthetic-pleasure-be-antidote-addiction

Posted on November 16, 2018 .