Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.
• When something is abundantly or easily available to us, we appreciate it less.
• This means that even your favorite things, like a morning cup of hot coffee, can become less pleasurable if you indulge too frequently.
• By LIMITING YOUR ACCESS to the thing that brings you pleasure, you will paradoxically increase its impact.
MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME BOOK
• The greatest pleasure we gain from a purchase lies in the anticipation of that purchase. Studies show that vacationers tend to be happier in the weeks before a trip than on the trip.
• Spend less on material things such as cars and electronics and use your cash to have experiences, like attending an open-air concert or having dinner out.
• Other people’s happiness is contagious: when we see the smile of someone to whom we’ve just given a gift, we too feel happy. This deepens our connection with that person.
• Having money can help you save time by outsourcing chores, for example, such as house cleaning to a service provider, so you don’t have to dust and mop yourself.
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