If I asked you to rate how you feel about your life right now, how would you rate it? A solid 8 out of 10, or more like a 5 because it could really be better? Why do I ask?
A Wall Street Journal article posed this question recently: “Are you a Satisficer of a Maximizer?”
The researchers asked a series of questions to see if people were generally satisfied with what they have (job, possessions, lifestyle) or if they found themselves always searching for the next best thing.
Why is this important?
What the researchers found is that there is a significant gap in “happiness” between the Satisficers and Maximizers. And the Satisficers come out on top!
Surprised by these results? At first it may seem that they’re suggesting you lower your standards. But what the research really suggests is that you need more gratitude in your life!
Come over to the blog to watch the video for ways to get more grateful and become a Satisficer!
In the comments, I’d love to hear from you!
Have you ever felt overwhelming nagging to have something different – a car, a job? Or, if you’ve been about to get over that “next best thing” search and have a story to share, let us know!
Have you noticed to new pictures on the walls at my office? We're having a Gallery Night at the Therapy Collaborative on October 30th at 7pm. Join us to meet the photographer!