20 Happiness Hacks That Will Help Improve Your Life

15. Master a new skill

A study has shown that learning a new skill increases long term happiness even though decreasing in the moment happiness due to the stress involved.[17] Study participants engaged in activities that connected them with others, increased competency, or met their need for autonomy.

They experienced a decrease of in the moment happiness but experienced an increase of happiness on an hourly and daily basis.

What to do: Choose a skill to master that will get you out of your comfort zone.

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