Farnam Street helps you make better decisions, innovate, and avoid stupidity.

With over 400,000 monthly readers and more than 93,000 subscribers to our popular weekly digest, we've become an online intellectual hub.

Is The Key to Happiness Being Busy?

The happiest people are those people who are busy but not rushed.

Who among us are the most happy? Newly published research suggests it is those fortunate folks who have little or no excess time, and yet seldom feel rushed.

The kicker

So, feeling less rushed does not automatically increase happiness; if it did, those numbers would be moving in tandem, rather than in opposite directions. Rather, Robinson writes, surveys “continue to show the least happy group to be those who quite often have excess time.”

Boredom, it seems, is burdensome.

Like what you’re reading? Join the free Brain Food newsletter. It comes out once a week on Sunday and it’s full of interesting awesomeness.

(H/T @danielpink)

Filed Under: