SAVING TIME: The Key To Happiness

There are some tasks that you are simply going to hate, no matter what! Instead of suffering, science says that you should pay someone to do them for you.

We know, it sounds obvious. But studies say that the key to happiness lies in saving time, not money. If there is a task that, just thinking about it fills you with dread, then it is time to figure out if you can afford to buy your way out of it!

The studies of more than 6000 people found that people who paid others to do those hated tasks reported greater satisfaction in life. They compared this to individuals who spent the same amount on material goods, and still had to do their dreaded chores.

Participants were given $40 to spend on a service or a personal treat such as clothes or shoes. Those who outsourced their hated tasks reported feeling more bang for their bucks than those sporting new heels.

Of course, paying for those services is not something everyone can afford, but if you can put money toward chores that reduce your stress, it can seriously pay off in the end. Study participants who did had a better mood at the end of each day than their counterparts.

So, if you can do without that expensive coffee once a week and instead pay for someone to clean your bathrooms, go for it! You will be glad you did!