Have you ever had the urge to blow off absolutely everyone and everything because you want to drink an entire bottle of wine while you eat Cheez-Its and binge watch Netflix? Yeah, me too! Well, maybe we should!
According to a new study out of the University of Zurich in Switzerland, the key to being really happy is sometimes just saying "Forget it" and giving in to your impulse to do something fun without thinking about the consequences.
The researchers say, "Of course self-control is important, but research on self-regulation should pay just as much attention to hedonism, or short-term pleasure." They found that you need to be able to mentally put aside your responsibilities, your hang-ups, and even your long-term goals once in a while in order to just relax and enjoy your life.
The story on Study Finds says that people who can do that have a better sense of well-being and they're less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.