Turns out, money can buy happiness after all. At least that’s what a recent study suggests.
The study conducted in Australia interviewed 1000 participants and analysed their habits in order to explore “the connection between habitual music engagement and subjective well-being (SWB).”
“The findings revealed that engaging with music by dancing or attending musical events was associated with higher SWB than for those who did not engage with music in these forms”, the report states. The results suggest that engaging with music in a communal setting on a regular basis leads to increased levels of happiness.
According to the study, being with others is an essential component to improving well-being, as the study found that regularly listening to music alone did not have the same effect on personal happiness and satisfaction. Actually getting out of the house and going to a concert with some friends and meeting people and listening to your favorite artistes live is what really makes the impact on social well-being.
So, what are you waiting for?? Go get those tickets to the event you’ve been thinking about attending. Have fun!