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High Return Happiness Investments

Daily Happiness Investments

We are all trying to get the most from our

investments…and that’s especially true when it

comes to investing in our own quality of life.

If you want to be happier on a daily basis,

you might think the answer is to go BIG…

buy a new car, take that trip to Europe, or

finally get yourself that vacation home.

It’s the Little Things that Count

But what scientists who research happiness

have found is that it’s actually the LITTLE

things that make us the most happy.

Just as it’s constant, chronic irritations and

annoyances that build up and cause people to

suffer from higher levels of stress and anxiety…

and not just the major occasional trauma…it’s

the constant, reliable happiness-producers that

contribute most effectively to your overall sense

of well-being and mental health.  This is why

where you work and live and if you feel safe

and appreciated on a daily basis all are major

factors in your physical and mental health.

An example?

What you need to focus on are things that you do

or use EVERY DAY…and invest in making those

things positive, efficient, and smile-provoking.

For example…let’s get into your car, shall we?

If you drive to work every day (I do)…take

15 minutes to go clean out your car.  NOW!

(Okay, right after you finish reading this post.)

Wipe down the interior, put in a car freshener,

and put a roll of those little scented garbage bags

in there so that trash doesn’t accumulate.

If your daily experience of getting in your car is a

smile-provoking one… because it looks good,

it smells good, and you can see out of the windshield

…your day begins and ends on a better note.

That’s a high return happiness investment of

15 minutes that pays you dividends daily.

What Do You Use Every Day?

Look for anything that you use or interact with

every day…and make sure you love it, it works,

it makes you smile, and puts you in a good mood.

That means your cookware, your plates, your

bathroom soap, your eyeglasses, your computer…

whatever you use all the time…it needs to give you

a high rate of return in the happiness department.

Otherwise, your personal DOW average

(that’s Department of Wellness) is going to suffer.

So put your money where your happiness is!  🙂

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