Planning Is Prevention: More Planning Means Less Stress — and a Big Boost in Happiness – – TIME Healthland

A paper presented recently to the Western Psychological Association meeting in Los Angeles suggests that 25% of your personal sense of happiness is mediated by your ability to manage stress. That’s a lot!

So, where to start? Yoga, meditation, hire a personal guru? Change jobs, perhaps? While each of these ideas might have personal merit, the presenter’s findings suggest we start in a more mundane direction: personal planning. Working toward meaningful goals, anticipating the resources you’ll need, and the obstacles you might encounter.

Sounds easy enough, eh? Of course, planning takes effort, time, and a bit of practice. In the end, though, the dividend might be a more satisfying life. Click a link to read the whole article.

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