It's The Little Things

Invest in the richness of your inner world and the connections you build with others. Savor the simple pleasures and the daily struggles as well. True happiness is not a fleeting moment but a conscious decision.

It's that time of the year. After the gifts you received or the shopping you did during the season. You come back to reality. To your daily routines. To your 'boring' life, as so many describe it.

How amazing does it feel when you get new, shiny things? That sweet dopamine rush.

And then, it fades away. Your brain normalizes having such material possessions and soon starts wanting something new. That’s the nature of the mind.

It has always happened and it always will. The hedonic treadmill, they call it. The 'tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness despite major positive or negative events or life changes.'

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