Choosing the right friends is the key to happiness: Friendship groups ‘sync’ their brainwaves and live more fulfilling lives, says neuroscientist
The best way to boost your happiness is to be very picky about who you spend time with, according to a neuroscientist.
Professor Moran Cerf from Northwestern University says we stop wasting our energy making small decisions such as what we want to do or wear, and instead focus on the only decision that counts.
Choosing the right friends is important because it causes our brainwaves to resemble those of the people we spend most time with.
This means you start becoming alike, and pick up their desirable behaviours and ways of seeing the world without being conscious of it.
According to Dr Cerf the best way to achieve long-term satisfaction is to surround yourself with the right people, writes Business Insider.
‘The more we study engagement, we see time and again that just being next to certain people actually aligns your brain with them’, he said.