#140. Sustaining Happiness: Getting off the Hedonic Treadmill

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By Kate Snowise and Self Help. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

What is the Hedonic Treadmill, and how does it undermine our ability to sustain a lasting sense of happiness?


In this episode Kate overviews her take on the Hedonic Treadmill. She discusses the Hamster Wheel that helps her make sense of the concept. She also discusses the pursuit of external sources of happiness and pleasure and how it often foils us in our attempt to find greater life satisfaction.


Finally, she highlights actions you can take to get off the treadmill, including:

  • Deepening your awareness
  • Creating variation in your life
  • Putting the conscious effort in to savor simple pleasures
  • and Creating a Values-Based Life.

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