Maybe it's something you've always understood to be true, but now we get some confirmation. One of the most valuable tools in finding happiness is setting aside some "ME" time according to some new research.

Most of us have been taught that the way to happiness is to be giving and caring for other people. Some studies have shown that many people put helping others ahead of their own happiness. Some researchers say the real reason for that is guilt.

It's always fun and easy to spend money on yourself, but when you are asked to donate to a charity, it makes what you spent on yourself feel wrong, and thus the conflicting guilt.

However, to find real happiness there needs to be a mixture of giving to others and to yourself. The "ME' time is a necessary part of finding happiness in your life,. So, next time, don't feel guilty about that small investment in you. It's just the path to real happiness!