Over 72 years, researchers at Harvard University have been conducting the longest known study on happiness. One of their most interesting findings was that it was never too late to become happy. Often, change and spontaneity can spur us in new directions, shake up our perspectives, and put a whole new spring in our step. Check out these six habits of the highly happy. They could be your path to better health and well-being.
Happy people stretch their legs, get their hearts pumping, and find unique ways to find-tune their bodies and minds. Self-care can be as simple as a stroll around the Las Vegas Strip or hiking at Red Rock.
And we’re not talking about sipping tea in the breakroom. Happy people unwind by getting away from the office and out of town. Perfect example: the Journey to Euphoria at The Spa at Encore. Double your pleasure as two therapists perform a synchronized massage, focusing on your head and feet. Aromatic oils alert the senses, and warm stones relax the muscles deeper.
Happy people don’t wait. They turn a bleak midweek into an early weekend. They beat the traffic, find better airfares, and nab great reservations at some of Las Vegas’ premier resorts, spas, and casinos. Better yet, these proactive travelers can often score a suite or upgraded room during the less crowded weekdays.
Eating healthy is good most of the time-but sometimes nothing satisfies like breaking the rules. If your cup of happiness needs leveling up, visit the Milk Bar at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, featuring familiar home-style desserts and savory snacks with a playful spin. In the mood for something more substantial? Try Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace.
Happy people keep themselves young by consistently learning new things. And while we don’t suggest wrestling an alligator, trying a new activity, such as soaring 77 feet above Fremont Street on the Slotzilla zip line or driving a Ferrari at Dream Racing, can be equal parts exhilarating and invigorating.
This means more than putting a positive spin on things – happy people actually make sure they’re looking at amazing things: enjoying front-row seats at WOW at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, for example, or gazing out across the breathtaking height while dining at the Top of the World at The STRAT. From the Fountains of Bellagio to dinner 24 stories up at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse at Binion’s overlooking iconic Fremont Street, it’s almost impossible to avoid amazing views in Vegas.