Happiness Tip: Link things with experiences

Save big purchases until a noteworthy occasion, so that ufabet the item is worth so much more than what is on the price tag because it embodies your memory of that time.

Happiness Tip: Link things with experiences

Happiness Tip: Link things with experiences

If you must buy things, try to link them with a happy milestone, memory or experience or look for things that will bring you happy moments in the future. Consider how a purchase will affect your behaviour in time to come.

A few years ago, the Happiness Research Institute was working with a town in Denmark on how to improve well-being for the children in state schools. One of our recommendations was that the town should invest in having an apple tree for each pupil in their schools: 7,439 children equals 7,439 trees.

When a child started at the school, they would be shown their tree. During the harvest, each class would get together to pick the apples. And, on the last day of school, the children would hand over their tree to a new pupil who was just starting.

As well as teaching the children something about where food comes from, enjoying simple pleasures like watching the apples grow and eating them, working together as a group to harvest them, the pride and responsibility that comes from taking care of a tree and handing it on to a new generation.

The town council thought otherwise. So, some town somewhere can still choose to be the first that grants every child an apple tree. Surely someone must be interested in being the town that ensures every child has at least one happy memory of picking apples.