Need to know the things that will make you happier than MONEY?? 

  •  ​Money is not everything!

LIf you think that money can actually buy happiness in life, then this story might be an eye-opener for you. A recent study listed the top indicators of happiness and interestingly, money could not even make it to the top five.

  • What the study was about

​What the study was about

The researchers at Oxford Economics and the National Centre for Social Research in England, conducted a survey where they asked 8,250 participants to fill a questionnaire to determine what ‘living well’ meant to them.

  •  ​The questionnaire

​The questionnaire

The survey had 60 questions that covered several aspects including finances, job security, daily hours of sleep, relationship with close friends and family.

  • The findings

The results were pretty insightful. Sleep and sex were the top indicators that contributed to one’s happiness.

  • The priority list

​The priority list

After sex and sleep came job security, health of near and dear ones, and chatting with neighbours.

  • ‘Income’ does not matter much!

Surprisingly, ‘income’ was not a big influencer in a person’s perception of living well. In fact, a whopping 50 per cent increase in disposable income led to only a minute increase in a participant’s “living well” score.

  • The low-down

​The low-down

Going by the results of this study, we need to spend some quality time in our bed for multiple activities, every single day, to lead a happy life!