12 Apr If building positive relationships is the best happiness tip, what’s the second best?
via Psychology Today by Raj Raghunathan
Unless you’ve been marooned on a remote island, you’ve witnessed an explosion of interest in happiness in recent years. There’s a good reason why: happiness doesn’t just feel good, it’s also useful. Researchers have found at least three important benefits from being happy: 1) greater success at work (e.g., happier people earn more) 2) better health (happier people live longer), and 3) better relationships (e.g., happier people are more likely to be married).
The million-dollar question is, of course: what can you do to be more happy?
The single biggest determinant of happiness, in turns out, is being in intimate relationships. One study found that every single one in the happiest 10% had at least one close relationship. This means that if you wish to be in the happiest 10%, being in a close relationship is not a luxury; it’s a necessity.
While it’s interesting that relationships are super important for happiness, it isn’t so useful. This is because building relationships isn’t easy, particularly true if you lead a busy life.
So, what else can you do to be boost happiness? This leads me to the second biggest happiness tip…
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