Delegate! It Will Make You Happy ;)

Happy Monday – First we’d like to you have you start off with smile …(hint, click the word smile). Why? well, there are are proven healthy benefits for those who can start the day with a giggle.

To continue the good feeling – we wanted to share a study Real Simple Magazine did on women and work life balance.  Editor Kristin van Ogtrop wrote about it in her blog last month. Basically, the magazine commissioned a national study with the nonprofit Families and Work Institute, and surveyed 3,230 women ages 25 to 54 nationwide to better understand the relationship women have with time.

The result:  55 percent of the women were happier when they delegated tasks (like cleaning, pet or kid duties) to their spouses or partners.

Is Your Salary Enough to Make You Happy?

Money just might be able to buy you happiness. According to a new study from Princeton University, earning $75,000 a year is just the right amount to make you happy. Make any more and sure, you might be driving a nicer car but it won’t bring you any more happiness. The more your income is below that level and the unhappier you’ll be.

According to an article in Time magazine, self-evaluation is, “heavily influenced by income.” The more money a person earns the more they feel like their life, “is working.”

The study authors, which include Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman, say a higher income doesn’t bring someone happiness but it does, “bring you a life you think is better.”

Time to ask for a raise?