Want to be happy and least stressed? Be a farmer, forester or lumberjack – not a lawyer says new study

By Jill Dando News

We hear often about finding meaning and purpose is a fast-track to happiness.

Now a new study from the Washington Post is demonstrating some of the best jobs for happiness.

Agriculture, logging and forestry have the highest levels of self-reported happiness.

Outside workers can be the happiest workers of all (photo via pexels.com

They also have the lowest levels of self-reported stress — of any major industry category. according to their analysis of thousands of time journals from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey.

The study – a Washington Post analysis – by Andrew Van Dam was headlined “The happiest, least stressful, most meaningful jobs in America”:

The lumberjacks and farmers perform the happiest, most meaningful work on earth.

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The most stressful sectors are the industry including finance and insurance, followed by education.

Then it was the broad grouping of professional and technical industries – a sector that includes the single most stressful occupation: lawyers.

According to the report, the most meaningful and happiness-inducing activities were religious and spiritual, with the second-happiest activity sports, exercise and recreation

Researchers across the social and medical sciences have found a strong link between mental health and green space or being outdoors.

Even seeing a tree out your window can help you recover from illness faster. So imagine the boost you get from being right next to said tree — even if, like our friend the lumberjack, you’re in the process of chopping it down.

Being outside is a wonderful for happiness

But foresters’ happiness comes from more than just the great outdoors, with the less stress being a big factor.

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