The key to happiness . . . work?
> 1/3/2006 10:05:03 AM

The findings of a new study from Gothenburg University in Sweden.  Studying hundreds of interviews with individuals from around the world,the researchers, led by Dr. Bengt Bruelde, sought to find the keys tofulfillment and happiness, the BBC reports.

Dr. Bruegle said: "Theimportant thing is to remain active. From our research the people whowere most active got the most joy. It may sound tempting to relax on abeach, but if you do it for too long it stops being satisfying."

He said the full research would be published in the summer.

Averil Leimon, of the British Psychological Society, said: "Hard work is satisfying, but only if it suits you.

"The work has to use a person's strengths otherwise it can be demoralising.

"If it does, research has shown that the happiness is not even linked to the rewards that are on offer."

Butshe added: "Relationships can also have a significant impact. Strongrelationships whether through family, the church, friends or work caninoculate you against feeling low."

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