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The Key to a Happy Life Is . . . Doing Whatever You Want Without Thinking About the Consequences

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.

Pat Rivers
Lunch Time Request Cafe

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