Do you ever have the urge to blow off work once in a while . . . because you just want to drink an entire box of wine naked while you watch a “Guy’s Grocery Games” marathon? No, I’ve never dreamed about that oddly specific scenario either.
Well . . . maybe we should.
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.
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.
Something to think about in these stressful times we are living in.