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STUDY SAYS: The key to a happy life is… Doing whatever you want without thinking about the consequences

Get out on a boat on Lake Michigan and just take in the summer breeze!!

According to a new study out of the University of Zurich in Switzerland, the key to being really happy is: sometimes just saying “screw it” and giving in to your impulse to do something fun without thinking about the consequences.

First paddle of the season. Stayed socially distant. And more importantly stayed dry!

Posted by Tom O'Toole on Thursday, May 21, 2020

The researchers say, quote, “Of course self-control is important, but research on self-regulation should pay just as much attention to hedonism, or short-term pleasure.”

They found that you need to be able to mentally put aside your responsibilities, your hang-ups, and even your long-term goals once in a while in order to TRULY relax and enjoy your life.

People who can do that have a better sense of well-being and they’re less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

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