Longevity expert Dan Buettner tells CNBC Make It that if you want to become happy, changing your environment can be more effective than changing your belief system.

“Your beliefs aren’t going to change. But data now exists to show us how to optimize your surroundings so you’re more likely to be happy,” he says. “Living by water, in a bikable community and in a place with easy access to fruits and vegetables all stack the deck in favor of happiness.”

Buettner’s offers this advice to millennials who may feel unhappy living or working where they do: “As long as you make enough for food, shelter, healthcare and some mobility, you should only do a job you love and uses your skills/passions,” he says. “You will be much happier in the long run.”

If you are considering moving, why not choose our Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica area with beautiful Lake Arenal to view daily. There are many ex-Pat friends waiting here and a very healthy, happier life.

source: CNBC Make It – Zameena Mejia
8:30 AM ET Sat, 27 Jan 2018