I have read a few books about psychology and have noted that being politically active can increase happiness levels. It’s certainly something I can identify with. And I also agree that going out for dinner makes me happy!
Here are the top five happiness scorings:
– Being in a long-term relationship
– Being actively engaged in politics
– Being active in work and in your free time
– Going out for dinner
– Having close friendships (though happiness does not increase with the number of friends you have)
Here’s the full story – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23097143