What makes a 'perfect day'? Planning the perfect day? Spend more time with your honey and less time with your boss, according to a new study, "Just a Perfect Day: Developing a Happiness Optimized Day Schedule," published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Economic Psychology.
Inspired in part by musician Lou Reed's song "Perfect Day," researchers crunched data collected from over 900 employed women. Their goal: to find out what combination of activities engaged in for how long each day would produce the greatest well being. They found that women reported being happiest when they spent the least amount of time commuting and working and the most amount of time being close to their romantic partner or hanging out with friends.
Many people know the feeling of being somewhere exotic on vacation and fantasizing about moving to that place, but then realizing what made it so special is that it was different from home.Read More »from Women’s Perfect Day: Can You Schedule Your Way to Happiness?