I hate to admit it but I am right! I have been telling everyone for years that being mindful of what you are doing with your time and simplifying your life so you have time to enjoy everything you love is the answer to happiness and now there is proof.
Researchers at Stanford U and U of Penn studied the effect of money and time on happiness only to discover that happiness is a consequence of CHOICE and to be happier you need to spend your TIME more wisely. Striving for money, which is what we all believed would bring happiness is actually shown to decrease the things that enhance personal happiness. I am a believer that you can be wealthy and happy but it takes awareness of the choices you are making.
Having a constant awareness of the costs that are associated with the “things” that we want within our lives distracts us from our real mission, to deeply connect with each other and do the things that enrich our lives.
So today be aware of what you are spending time on and instead of working on living your life day to day and unaware, allow yourself to ask the question “is this what I want to do with my time”? The answer may surprise you!