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Take it easy on New Year’s Eve.

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By Dan Bart | January 1, 2016 10:43 am

New Year’s Eve celebration is supposed to be a night of joy and excitement.

But in reality, many of us will remember New Year’s Eve for overcrowded bars and noisy drunk people.

Even for those who have perfect plans for last night of 2015 New Year’s Eve will be most likely a big disappointment because they expect a lot from this event.

Scientists have established that level of mental happiness,  the way our mood shifts moment-to-moment is hugely affected by our expectations of life. 

New Year’s Eve celebration is supposed to be a night of joy and excitement.

New Year's Eve celebration is supposed to be a night of joy and excitement.Dr. Robb Rutledge of University College London said his research team was very surprised to find just how important expectation is.

-It is often said that you will be happier if your expectations are lower. ‘We find that there is some truth to this – lower expectations make it more likely that an outcome will exceed those expectations and have a positive impact on happiness.

Said Dr. Rutledge.

Recent social studies by Duke University has found that 83 per cent of people are usually disappointed with New Year’s Eve.

The Washington Post notes that similar results were found in a 1999 study called ‘The pursuit of happiness can be self-defeating” 

In the weeks leading up to New Year’s Eve, the researchers of Duke University asked 475 people about what they planned to do to see in the New Year.

They contacted the same people several weeks after New Year’s Eve to find out their happiness levels. 

 

And the people who were most disappointed were those with the highest expectations.

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