The key to happiness may not be realized until you’re in your 50’s. But fortunately, there was a study done to help you get a head start!
2,000 adults ages 55 and over were asked specific questions about what they think are the secrets to a long and happy life. The most common and obvious answers include a great job, being close with family and having someone to love.
But, there are a few unexpected things that can help you achieve pure happiness in life- if you’re game! Some suggestions include gossiping, having a good breakfast every morning and not working in an office.
Most people agreed that they didn’t realize what made them truly happy until the age of 49.
The secret to a happy life from people who know include:
A loving partner
Being close to family
getting outside and enjoying nature
getting eight hours of sleep
having a pet
having enough money to do what you want
having a great job
playing with kids/grandkids
having a hobby
a small act of kindness everyday
having a good sex life
looking after your appearance
listening to music