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What if Money *Could* Buy Happiness?

December 5, 2018 // By Ashley Winsor // Things That Are Way Better Than Cleaning

What if Money Could Buy Happiness?

According to new study, money might indirectly buy happiness if it’s spent on the right services, that is services that save us time.

Do you ever wish that there were more hours in the day? Are you so busy that you barely have time to relax and do the things you enjoy? We’ve all heard the cliché Money doesn’t buy happiness, well a new study from the National Academy of Sciences (Whillans, et al) may have found a loop-hole in that theory.

The study found that participants experienced greater “life satisfaction” (i.e. happiness) from being able to purchase services to perform their mundane, everyday tasks, like chores, shopping, and cleaning. Participants that used such services reported experiencing higher levels of life satisfaction as a direct result of the time that they saved. The participants were then able to gain back the time they would have been devoting to boring tasks and chores and use that time in other areas. This suggests that, under the right circumstances, money just might be able to indirectly buy happiness.

So, if we follow this simple formula, we just might end up with more time to devote to relaxing, spending with our families, on our hobbies, with friends, etc. What would you do with an extra hour or two?

We would be happy to help you gain back some of your precious time, here at CleanSpace House Cleaning. Please call us at 408-215-8285 for more information or visit us at www.cleanspacenow.com

 

Reference

Whillans, A. V., Dunn, E. W., Smeets, P., Bekkers, R., & Norton, M. I. (2017). Buying time promotes happiness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,114(32), 8523-8527. doi:10.1073/pnas.1706541114

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