A new survey has found that most of us enjoy a good giggle above any other of life’s pleasures. In an increasingly materialistic world, it is family, friends and the beauty of nature that seem to make people the happiest.According to a survey,the following are the 10 pleasures:
Laughter is the best medicine. It is highly infectious and among other things is a great relaxant for your body and a means of boosting your immune system. It brings about the release of endorphins and is a tonic for your heart.
Relishing a delectable meal is uplifting. Bonding over a luncheon or dinner with your best pals makes it a happier experience.
Hugging is a great stress buster, a signal of acceptance and has been known to lower blood pressure and heart rate.
Exposing yourself to the first rays of the sun is very rejuvenating and helps you get rid of sleepiness.
Reading a good book transports you to a different world which is tranquil and stress-free. It helps improve your memory, word power and writing skills and makes you smarter.
Walking on the beach is not just a great workout but a fine refexology treatment and a relaxant as well. Make your experience more happy by making your mind wander, gazing at the blue waters and picking up shells on the way.
The comforts and smells of freshly laundered or washed sheets set the mood for a night of blissful sleep.
Watching the sun rise and set are highly effective in lowering stress levels. In India, the Taj Mahal is a much-liked destination to watch the sun set.
Scanning old photographs evokes soul-soothing and nostalgic memories.
Studies have revealed that a chemical released by freshly mowed grass can help people relax and make them cheerful, thus slowing down the decline in mental ability with age.