The art of prioritizing positivity

What happens if you would try to feel happiness… right now, at this very moment? It might work, but chances are high that it won’t. Studies have shown that deliberately trying to maximize your happiness in the moment may backfire. But we won’t leave you here with this conclusion. Because a recent study has shown a very natural way to maximize happiness, by looking at how people organize their day-to-day lives. Simply plan your time around activities you think you will enjoy, be it gardening, playing baseball or reading the newspaper. The researchers call it “prioritizing positivity”. Results show that people who followed this approach were more satisfied with life in general, and they reported more frequent positive emotions and fewer depressive symptoms.

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The art of prioritizing positivity

What happens if you would try to feel happiness… right now, at this very moment? It might work, but chances are high that it won’t. Studies have shown that deliberately trying to maximize your happiness in the moment may backfire. But we won’t leave you here with this conclusion. Because a recent study has shown a very natural way to maximize happiness, by looking at how people organize their day-to-day lives. Simply plan your time around activities you think you will enjoy, be it gardening, playing baseball or reading the newspaper. The researchers call it “prioritizing positivity”. Results show that people who followed this approach were more satisfied with life in general, and they reported more frequent positive emotions and fewer depressive symptoms.

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