7KEEPING YOUR MIND BUSY
Sometimes we associate happiness with doing absolutely nothing, like lying on the beach with a drink in your hand, but in fact, sometimes we’re the happiest when we’re busy. One study by Ohio State University revealed that multi-tasking may make us less productive, but it also makes us feel happier.
So, maybe don’t multi-task when you’re under a work deadline, but consider filling your brain for an hour or two on the weekends. weird things,weird things,weird things
8BREAKING A BAD HABIT
Though it may sound counterintuitive, working to break a bad habit actually doesn’t make people feel more stressed out, but rather increases their feelings of happiness — even if the attempt to break the bad habit fails. Just the attempt, in and of itself, is apparently enough to increase overall feelings of well-being, which is definitely inspiring news for anyone struggling with addiction, or even just anyone looking to make general, positive changes in life.
9DOING A FEW CHORES AROUND THE HOUSE
Doing chores is one form of multi-tasking that’s almost guarantee to make you feel a bit better. Research shows that doing chores and errands is an effective way to boost your mood and relieve stress.
For men especially, doing chores around the house can put you in a much better mood on a crappy day.
10RESISTING THE URGE TO PUSH FOR A RAISE AT WORK
Mo’ money, mo’ problems, right?
Well, sort of. Research shows that money can increase happiness, but only up to a certain point, which is lower than you think. The salary cap for increased happiness is right around a $75,000 year salary. After that, the return on happiness sort of peters off. So, instead of focusing on your next big raise, think about what you already have, and how to maximize your contentment within that range. weird things,weird things,weird things