Happiness Tip: Buy meaningful experiences to be part of something bigger

Buy experiences and memories, not things to be part of something bigger. Ufabet.

Happiness Tip: Buy experiences

Happiness Tip: Buy experiences

According to researchers Dunn and Norton, if we are looking to buy happiness, it is wiser to invest in experiences rather than things, as ‘study after study [shows that] people are in a better mood when they reflect on their experiential purchases which they describe as “money well spent”.

If people are asked to compare purchases they made with the intent of increasing their happiness – one where they bought something tangible (like an iPhone, gold-plated or not) and one where they bought an experience (a trip, maybe) – and are then asked which purchase made them happier, 57 per cent will say the experience compared to 34 per cent the tangible object.

Buying experiences is especially good for happiness if these experiences bring you together with other people and if they are linked with who you see yourself as being

See experiences as an investment in happy memories and in your personal story and development.

Happiness Tip: Buy meaningful experiences to be part of something bigger

Buy meaningful experiences to be part of something bigger

Try also to buy experiences that can be part of a bigger journey for you. Something that takes you closer to a lifelong passion. For instance, why not become the world’s leading expert in blue?

If you were to become the expert in blue, imagine saving up for and planning to visit Chefchaouen, the completely blue city in the Rif mountains of northern Morocco, the Blue Nile in Ethiopia, or the Blue Mountains in Australia, where an organic chemical found in the abundant eucalyptus trees in the mountains provides elements for the blue haze after which the mountains were named.

Those experiences would be even more rewarding if they were part of your passion for blue. It would also provide you with an identity beyond your job. So what do you do? I am interested in the colour blue.