If you want to feel happier it may be as simple as lowering your expectations—but not too much.
University College London researchers have found that when players of a game lower their expectations, it increases the likelihood of a positive surprise. But the key is to not constantly lower expectations; and, instead, to find the right balance.
The researchers note that high expectations seem to be a big problem in terms of happiness. They suggest that, for example, it “is not a good idea to tell a friend they will love the gift you are about to give them,” as it raises expectations and removes surprise.
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