July 21, 2024

Johnnie Collica

Embrace The Journey

8 Reasons Why A European Lifestyle Can Require Less Work And Provide More Happiness


I’ve spent the last few years living in Europe, and it’s been an amazing experience. The food here is incredible; the people are friendly; and there are so many sights to see—plus, Europe is far less expensive than America! But what I love most about living here is that Europeans have a lifestyle that requires less work and provides more happiness than Americans do. Here are some ways that being European can make your life better:

Work-life balance

If you’re an American, the idea of work-life balance may be something you’ve heard a lot about. But what exactly does that mean?

Work-life balance is the idea that your life can be divided into two parts: work and leisure (or personal) time. Many people struggle with finding a healthy balance between these two areas of their lives because they feel like they have to choose one over the other when their schedules get busy or overwhelming. It’s important for Europeans to also have this kind of balance in order for them to feel happy and fulfilled with their lives overall–and there are several reasons why this might be easier for them than it is for Americans!

The work culture

The work culture in Europe is different from the one you’re used to. In many European countries, as well as other parts of the world with a more relaxed attitude towards work, employees are expected to be happy at their jobs and enjoy what they do. There is less emphasis placed on long hours and overtime; instead, employees are given the opportunity to enjoy their lives outside of work.

The focus is on quality of life rather than quantity; this means that if you need more time off or fewer responsibilities because of your personal circumstances (e.g., caring for children), then these requests should be accommodated by management without question. This also means that you won’t necessarily have any mandatory meetings unless there’s something important going on–and even then they will usually be shorter than American counterparts!

Health and safety

Europe is a safer place to live. Europeans are more likely to have access to healthcare and the quality of life they need to thrive.


In Europe, you can hike through the Alps or bike along the Danube River. Skiing and snowboarding are popular sports in many countries during wintertime, while hiking and biking are enjoyed year-round. National parks such as Yellowstone have some amazing scenery that’s worth exploring on foot (or by boat).

Europe also has some beautiful cities with great architecture: Paris’ Eiffel Tower stands out above all others as an iconic symbol of France’s capital city; Barcelona’s Gaudi buildings are famous for their detail and beauty; London has Buckingham Palace plus Westminster Abbey where kings were crowned for centuries; Rome boasts ancient ruins like Colosseum that date back thousands of years; Edinburgh Castle overlooks Scotland’s capital city from atop high cliffs overlooking the Firth of Forth river valley below…the list goes on!

Personal relationships

  • Family is important.
  • Friends are important.
  • Europeans have an excellent social life, with a high level of integration among people from different cultures. Europeans are known for their hospitality and friendliness, which makes it easier to make new friends when you move there.

Technology and media use

One of the main reasons why Europeans have more time to spend with family and friends is because they use technology that helps them to be more productive. For example, Europeans are more likely to use online banking for their finances instead of going into a bank branch every single day.

The same goes for media consumption: it’s much easier to stream movies or music on your computer than it is having a TV set in your living room all day long!

Food and drink choices

The food and drink choices of Europeans are more diverse than those of Americans. They eat more fish, fruit and vegetables, while consuming less meat. Europeans also drink more wine than soda.

Europe is a great place to live because it gives you more time to spend on things that matter.

  • You can spend more time with friends and family.
  • You can spend more time doing things you enjoy.
  • You can spend more time on hobbies, like gardening or woodworking, that require less money than they do in America because of the lower cost of living in Europe.
  • You can use your free time to get in shape at a gym or go for walks outside instead of paying for an expensive gym membership like Americans do when they live in cities like New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago (where there are always gyms).
  • If you’re religious or spiritual this will be even easier because churches are everywhere throughout Europe!


So, if you’re looking for a place to live that will give you more time and freedom to enjoy life, then Europe is the perfect choice. There are so many things to do here that will help you relax, explore new hobbies and interests or spend more time with your friends and family. And if all of this sounds good to you then maybe it’s time for a trip across the pond!