Why fun is the fast-track to happiness

You can read all the research in the world about the power of feeling more positive and the awesome health benefits that brings. But we think being happier really comes down to one little word:


Watch this video and you’ll see what we mean:


The Fun Theory: Piano Staircase

The Fun Theory is one of our favorite projects. It’s sponsored by Volkswagen and every year they ask people to submit a video about how they used fun to solve a problem. Isn’t this the most brilliant solution — to any problem, every? We also love this one about getting (lazy) people to throw garbage into garbage cans at a park.

The idea behind this couldn’t be simpler: If you make a boring or annoying task just a little bit more fun, more people will want to do it. They may not take the stairs because it’s good for them or throw away garbage to be good citizens, but they will if doing those things is fun.

Our days are filled with routines. And stress. And stuff we have to do but don’t want to do. Creating or finding a few moments of fun whenever you can won’t solve all your major problems — fun won’t always change a bad mood to good, won’t cure sickness or give you more money when you need it. But adding fun to your days can and will help you deal with everything else you have to face and give you more energy to get through each and every day.

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