Go outside – happiness is maximized at 57°F
We humans should spend more time outdoors than indoors. A UK study from the University of Sussex found that being outdoors makes people happier:
'Being outdoors, near the sea, on a warm, sunny weekend afternoon is the perfect spot for most. In fact, participants were found to be substantially happier outdoors in all natural environments than they were in urban environments.'
In the book about happiness, The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor notes that
" one study found that spending 20 minutes outside in good weather not only boosted positive mood, but broadened thinking and improved working memory…"Twenty minutes is a doable amount - this is possible for us.
The American Meteorological Society published research in 2011 that found that happiness is maximized at 57°F (13.9°C), so keep an eye on the weather forecast before heading outside for your 20 minutes of fresh air.