The Hedonic Adaptation a.k.a. Why we aren’t happy</p
The Hedonic adaptation is our tendency to quickly return to our normal levels of happiness after both positive and negative external events.
What can you do about it?
- Set many smaller goals instead of one big one.
- Enjoy the process, not just the outcome.
- The outcome won’t make you happier, but the act of showing up every day can.
- Pursue strong social connections. Pursue big, ambitious goals, but don’t neglect the people who will celebrate with you when you achieve them.