What makes us happy?

What makes us happy?

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What makes us happy? What brings us pleasure? What makes us happy? Scientist Carsten Grimm from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand decided to answer these questions. Every day for a week, the scientist sent 3 SMS to each participant in the study asking what he was doing at the moment and asking him to assess the degree of pleasure that this lesson brings. Then the scientist analyzed the results obtained, and read what he did in our article.

10 PHOTOS

What makes us happy?

10. Games.

Games on a computer or on a game console ranked 10th among the activities that bring us a lot of joy and happiness. (Photo: moiht / flikr.com).

What makes us happy?

9. Shopping.


When we shop, we become happy. Shopping brings us joy and pleasure, though not for long. (Photo: missgeok / flikr.com).

What makes us happy?

8. Hobbies and handicrafts.

Karsten Grimm believes that for some people who are intensely absorbed in their hobbies, hobbies can be the main source of happiness in life. (Photo: chelsearoberson / flikr.com).

What makes us happy?

7. Chatting with friends.

Meetings and conversations with friends make us happy, whoever doubts. Another study by scientists in Germany and the United States found socializing with friends was the second most enjoyable activity on the list of activities. (Photo: Meridith112 / flikr.com).

What makes us happy?

6. Listening to music.

Karsten Grimm emphasizes that happiness is perceived by us as a pleasure that we receive as a result of performing certain activities. It's like "eating the first slice of the desired cake." Most often, happiness is associated with sensory experiences. (Photo: Anna Federowicz / flikr.com).

What makes us happy?

5. Spending time with children.

This is probably encouraging data, because spending time with children makes adults happier than shopping, meeting friends, and playing. Interestingly, Karsten Grimm sent text messages to the participants day and night, and as it turned out, they never parted with their mobile phones for a minute. (Photo: {.erika.} / Flikr.com).

What makes us happy?

4. Meditation and religious practices.

According to a scientist from New Zealand, a person can find many different paths to personal happiness, while increasing their sense of life satisfaction. Meditation, prayer, and participation in religious ceremonies ranked high among the survey participants as an activity that is of great importance to them and brings a lot of happiness. (Photo: Pablo Fernández / flikr.com).

What makes us happy?

3. Helping others.

Helping other people of any kind brings us great satisfaction and a sense of happiness. And all because it gives meaning to our life. “Finding meaning in life is one of the ways to find happiness, it can come from the feeling that you are part of something bigger and are doing good deeds,” explains Carsten Grimm. (Photo: Ed Yourdon / flikr.com).

What makes us happy?

2. Alcohol and parties.

The study participants left no doubt that fun is an important determinant of happiness: parties, parties, and alcohol. And although according to the respondents, such a pastime is less important in their life than other activities, it undoubtedly brings more happiness. (Photo: Moyan Brenn / flikr.com).

What makes us happy?

1. Intimacy.

Intimate relationships were in the first place in terms of the level of happiness that people bring. According to a study by Carsten Grimm, intimacy is the main source of happiness for people. Moreover, it is the most important part of the life of survey participants and brings them the most satisfaction. (Photo: JustaMonster / flikr.com).

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