By Live Dr - Tue Jun 09, 7:49 am
Want to know what makes women happy? Well, ladies’ happiness lies in a bigger shopping trolley.
That’s the conclusion from the latest
Wellbeing Index, which shows that inflation is impacting on women’s health and wellbeing more than men because women better understand the prices of everyday goods and are finding it harder to make ends meet.
Index author Professor Bob Cummins
, from Deakin University
, Victoria, says the results reverse a trend during the seven-year survey in which women’s wellbeing had consistently rated more highly than their male counterparts.
“Females are the front-line purchasers, which makes them more sensitive to the actual cost of things,” The Daily Telegraph quoted him, as saying.
“When there’s not enough money it affects their wellbeing very quickly,” he added.
Men often have less awareness about household budget realities than women, and are also commonly under false impressions that wages are rising, rather than remaining steady or declining, Professor Cummins said.
“There’s a false sense of security, that’s certainly been evident,” he said.
“It gradually dawns on men that there’s not enough money for a meal at a restaurant and then it has a knock-on effect on their wellbeing,” he added.
About 2000 people were surveyed across Australia in April and May this year, mainly in capital cities.
spent the weekend visiting a good friend of mine, and like any red-blooded females, we took advantage of Memorial Day sales and went shopping.Our discovery? Never ever go to a dressing room after eating a huge lunch…all the food will still be in your belly!
The result? NOTHING fit us. Except stuff that resembled maternity dresses.
It was an abysmal abomination, and made me want to give up food forever. (Except I pigged out at a BBQ not five hours later.)
Lesson from this? Clearly, we are all attacked by inner demons while in the dressing room. We may not like what the (maybe faulty) mirror shows us, we may be trying on mis-sized clothing, or we may just be trying on something that’s not the right look for us! Do not add insult to the problem. Avoid shopping when you may be bloated, and try not to go directly after a big meal, or even when you have to use the rest room. Any of these factors may work against you!
Good luck, and may the force be with you.