According to a study published in the Journal Psychological Science, busy people are happier than people who’ve got lots of down time. Researchers say that those with full schedules feel a sense of accomplishment, and are stimulated by the nonstop action, whereas those with long, lazy days usually end up feeling bored and uninspired.
What a revelation. Anyone who’s been through a big break up or found themselves unemployed knows that loads of free time is fun for about a week, until you’re bored out of your mind. If you regularly find yourself feeling dull with too much down time, Self Magazine suggests de-cluttering and re-decorating your space to encourage inspiration. We suggest finding classes, jump-starting a fitness routine, and calling up friends to get out and do as much stuff as possible. You’ll probably discover it’s not that hard to fill your calendar, after all.
via Self Magazine