Researchers at the University of Maryland found the one activity unhappy people do more than happy people is watch TV. The New York Times reports:
“We looked at 8 to 10 activities that happy people engage in, and for each one, the people who did the activities more — visiting others, going to church, all those things — were more happy,” Dr. [John]Robinson said. “TV was the one activity that showed a negative relationship. Unhappy people did it more, and happy people did it less.”
The study doesn’t indicate whether TV-watching is a symptom or a cause of unhappiness, so turning off the TV won’t necessarily make you happier. Have unhappier times in your life involved more TV-watching, less, or the same as happy times? Let us know in the comments.