How To Be Happy: A Scientific Perspective

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Do you sometimes struggle to be happy despite knowing that you live a good life?

I get it, we all chase happiness because it makes a difference on the quality of our lives. I’m no different.

But I also believe we should be careful that we don’t mix up happiness and pleasure. Otherwise, you end up on the Hedonic Treadmill: A state of continually chasing pleasure to elevate your happiness levels.

But the problem is that pleasure only gives us a temporary boost in happiness. Drinking alcohol, smoking nicotine, having sex, buying the latest iPhone—it gives us pleasure. But we always go back to our set level of happiness.

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Listen: 25 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago

Last year I decided to make a list of the most important life lessons I had learned until then. I had no idea that two million people would read that article.

The article is a reader’s favorite. And I still get emails about the article almost every week. So I thought I’d create an audio version of it, narrated by me.

After the audio article, I talk about how and why I wrote the article. So if you’re interested in behind the scenes, stick around until after the audio article.

If you want to read along, you can find the post below the audio. Enjoy!

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Quit Trying To Be A Superhero

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Hi there, superhero! How are you? Working on a lot of projects simultaneously? Planning a holiday? Taking care of the family? Paying the bills? Hitting the gym every day? Going out with friends? And always solving problems that are not even yours?

I bet you’re doing it all. But here’s the thing: You’re not a superhero. So quit acting like one. You can’t do everything by yourself.

For a while, I thought I was Superman by doing almost everything in my business. On top of that, I also thought I could write blog posts, create online courses, podcasts episodes, and YouTube videos.

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