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Save Time and Increase Happiness

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You know how people are always saying that money can’t buy you happiness. Welllll, that may be wrong.

According to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, spending money on time-saving services may result in greater life satisfaction.

Time-saving services are things such as having a cleaning crew tidy up your home, having an auto detailer clean out your car, and having a chef come to prepare you meals.

We live in a society where business is expected, and some people actually get a sense of self because of how busy they are. However, we often don’t realize how much being busy increases the stress in our day to day lives.

If we can eliminate something that takes a big chunk of our time, we’re able to relieve a stressor, whether we realize it’s causing stress or not.

According to ABC News, “In addition to the first large study, the researchers performed a second, smaller experiment in a group of 60 working Canadian adults, giving them $40 to spend on a time-saving purchase one week and $40 to spend on a material purchase the second week. People who decided to spend money to save time, the researchers found, reported greater well-being than when money was spent on a material purchase.”

So, if you’ve been thinking of hiring your teenage neighbor to cut your grass but feel guilty about doing so, just remember this study – use your money to buy you a little bit of happiness and less stress!

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