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The Hedonic Treadmill: Why People Are Never Truly Happy And How You Can Change That

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The hedonic treadmill

The hedonic treadmill is the tendency to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness after a major positive or negative event or life change.

You want something because you think it’ll make you happy. But when you get what you want, the new thing will only...

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Almost everyone experiences the hedonic treadmill. It's a trap and makes you think that a salary raise, a new car, or a new house or career will give you lasting happiness. Those events may make us happy, but only for a short time.

If we can learn to recognize the signs and build ...

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Instead of waiting for major life changes, invest in healthy habits that can guarantee satisfaction in life.

Choose activities like writing, playing music, creating art, or practicing a sport that allows you to savor the moment fully. Other people enjoy endeavors like ...

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Happiness is a state of mind

Happiness is not out there for us to find; it's within us. It's in what we do, how we act, how we think.

We have the potential to be happy when we choose to focus on what matters.

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