Americans are the unhappiest that they’ve been in nearly 50 years, according to a recent poll. The 2020 poll found that only 14% of Americans said that they were ‘very happy,’ which is a pretty steep drop when compared to 31% of Americans who said they were ‘very happy’ in 2018.
For many of us right now, it’s almost impossible to add anything new to our never-ending daily to-do list. We’re doing everything that we can do just to keep our heads above water each and every day as we have to get our kids off to school on-time each morning, take our dogs for walks, be productive at work, cook healthy meals for our family, take care of our homes, spend time with our partners, and then try to find time to take care of ourselves. However, if there’s one thing that most of us can benefit from adding to our daily lives, it’s gratitude.
Our homes and home life play a major role in our overall outlook on life. One study even found that 73% of people who are happy with their homes are also happy with their lives. This same study also revealed that our homes account for 15% of our total happiness, which is much more than our jobs (only 3%).