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Spending More Money on Experiences

Spending More Money on Experiences

... makes us happier. Possible reasons: 

  • Experiences improve over time.
  • People revisit experiences more often.
  • Experiences are more unique.
  • We adapt slowly to experiences, which makes us feel more energized and refreshed.
  • Experiences are social.

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The release of endorphins from exercise has an addictive effect, and more exercise is needed to achieve the same level of euphoria over time.

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Fulfil your dreams

When the Guardian asked a hospice nurse for the Top 5 Regrets of the Dying, one of the most common answers was that people regretted not being true to their dreams.

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Have 5 Close Relationships

National surveys find that when someone claims to have 5 or more friends with whom they can discuss important problems, they are 60 percent more likely to say that they are ‘very happy’.
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Happiness And External Events

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Spend Money on Experiences

Experiences trump material purchases (in general) for the 5 following reasons:

  1. Experiences improve over time while physical items can get old quickly.
  2. People revisit experiences more often 
  3. Experiences are more unique and can simply be enjoyed.
  4. ...

✅ Enjoy more experiences

Research has shown that time and time again, money doesn’t really buy you happiness (even though most of us think it does). 

What you should put your money toward — rather than buying more stuff — are experiences or charity

Research has shown that w...

Lack of gratitude

We often pay more attention to what we don't have instead of what we do have. Studies found that giving thanks makes us happier. People that show gratitude are more optimistic, feel better about their lives and exercise more. It also can improve relationships.

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