Boost Happiness With Experiences, Not Stuff

Greatist explores the connection between stuff and satisfaction, with some unexpected results.
Boost Happiness With Experiences, Not Stuff


It’s true that money can’t buy happiness, but can it help? Using up a paycheck on an experience can make people more content overall, especially when that experience benefits others, too. People with too much stuff also tend to be more anxious, stressed, and unhappy than those who make do with less.

Do It Today: Tempted by shop windows? To maximize happiness, splurge on an exotic vacation with family and friends instead.

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Learn how to throw it all away.

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