Want to be happier? Treat your weekend like a holiday

By Jill Dando news

For a happiness boost, research shows that simply treating your weekends like a holiday can work.

Americans spend more hours at work than people in many other countries.

And though Americans often get fewer holiday days than people in other parts of the world, many still don’t use them all up.

So maybe regular weekend holidays are the way to go.

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The findings, from researchers at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, are based on a series of experiments.

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The holiday approach could be down to a mental mindset – with holidayers being more in the moment.


Research experts said: “Our results suggest that directing attention to the present was most important for reaping emotional benefits from time off,” the authors wrote.

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“I love this finding because it’s so easy to implement, yet can have such a dramatic effect,” said Holmes, author of the book, “Happier Hour: How to Beat Distraction, Expand Your Time, and Focus on What Matters Most.”

For more insights into taking vacations, read this Department of Data story: The mystery of the disappearing vacation day.

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