You may have heard that money does not buy happiness. By looking at the large number of wealthy people you can understand why it is so. Most of the people who have lots of money are found to be more depressed and with more diseases than the ones who don’t have enough money. It is not hard to imagine why money does not help you in staying happy as when you get a bonus, you cannot anything that can keep you anything all the time.
But a specific kind of scientific research has shown that money can be a source of pleasure for you. Money can make you happy if you spend it in the following simple ways:
For valuing extra time:
Studies have shown that people who value money are happier than the ones who don’t. If you want to be the ones who are happy then spend your money on getting help with a virtual assistant or by hiring a housekeeper. Let others do the things they are good at and spend most of your time focusing on what you are required to do. In this way, your precious time won’t get wasted and you will stay happy by being able to get all your work done.
Spend money on experiences:
Many people consider spending money on things can make them happy. They think that those objects will keep them happy all the time. But as the time passes, everything seems boring. This is the reason no matter how much you spend on physical things; they don’t keep you happier for long. Instead, if you spend money on experiences, it will stay in your memory for a very long time. It will bring enjoyment every time you will remember it.
Spending on other people:
A research was conducted among college students. One group of the students was asked to spend money on themselves while the other group of students was instructed to spend money on other people. The second group much higher levels of happiness at the end. When you spend money on other people, you feel more connected to them and focus less on yourself. This helps to forget about your own worries and focus on making other people happy which in return fills you with happiness.
Sharing with family and friends:
A community can help humans to live longer by developing relationships and caring for others. The experiences that you share with others give you inner satisfaction and you feel happier. So, spend more time with your family and friends and spend your money on those whom you love. Buy them gifts and the smile you will see on their faces will become a great memory in your mind forever.
Before you start spending for gaining happiness, it is very important that you make sure to cover your own needs first such as paying bills, unexpected expenses, etc. Make sure whatever way you spend; it makes you happy not miserable.