According to a new study, simply prioritizing happiness, instead of forcing it, is the key to living a happier life.
Indeed, many people describe happiness as something that comes when it will, rather than when you want.
The recent survey, though, asked 233 people about whether they generally prioritised positivity in their daily, routine decision-making.
The study’s authors explained the results:
“Prioritizing positivity reflects the extent to which individuals seek out positivity by virtue of how they make decisions about how to organize their day-to-day lives.
Critically, prioritizing positivity was associated with a host of beneficial well-being indicators, ranging from more frequent positive emotions to less depressive symptomology.
Furthermore, people high in prioritizing positivity may be at an advantage with respect to greater resources, such as self-compassion and ego-resilience, and these links are explained by their more frequent experiences of positive emotions.”