Real Simple Magazine recently did a survey among 2,600 women and men about what would make them happier.
Here are the top results for the women. Click on the above to see the list for the men.
TOP TEN THINGS THAT WOULD MAKE WOMEN HAPPIER:
1. A permanently clean home.
2. A luxury trip.
3. A big house.
4. Losing 10 pounds.
5. A great body.
6. Time for themselves.
7. A really romantic relationship.
8. Being smarter.
9. Saying “no” more.
10. A luxury car
Personally, I relate to a lot of these. Particularly #4 (losing ten pounds) and #5 (a really great body) which I think are intertwined. In my case, however, ten unfortunately wouldn’t quite do the trick. But it would be a good start.
I most relate to #6 (more time for myself) and #10 (being able to say no more). Again, I also see these as extremely inter-related. I feel like if I could say “no” more and trim some of the excess obligations from my life I would definitely have more time to focus on the things (and people) that matter most to me.
I don’t really relate to #1 (a permanently clean home). Life is pretty messy. I’ve grown to accept that. And besides, a relatively inexpensive outsourcing of this issue (e.g. a weekly housekeeper) keeps things from getting too disgusting.
I don’t relate to #10 (Luxury Car). I’ve never been that into cars, and as many of you know, I’m not the world’s best driver…so I wouldn’t want the pressure of any thing more expensive to dent and repair.
I would, however, LOVE a car with a place for my purse. I don’t really get why no one has cracked that yet.
Last on my list would be chocolate that actually helps you lose weight. I am not talking about the chocolate flavored diuretics (gross) or the health benefits of dark chocolate…I am talking about something that hasn’t been invented (yet).
That’s my point of view. What’s your twist?
Men and women, what’s on your “happier” list?