June 22, 2020

Over A Period Of Time, We Tend To Experience Less Emotion.

The definition of hedonic is after repeated exposure of the same emotion caused by a certain stimulus, we tend to experience less of the emotion. Hedonic adaptation gives us resiliency and keeps us motivated to achieve greater things.

The downfall of hedonics is negativity.

The downfall of hedonics is that we can stop seeing the good or positive in things we once enjoyed. Instead, we become focused on the negative aspects of those same things. Here are some examples of this phenomenon.

Marriage is a great example. Instead of seeing all of the good in your partner, maybe even some of the things that made you fall in love with your significant other, you start to focus on the things that bother you. This is why in Oola you will hear the saying – start working on your marriage, or start working on your divorce.

The same downfall can come from any purchase you make big or small – from a shirt to a home. You love it at first, and then, as the days, months and years go by, you are not so in love with it anymore and want something different.

The best way to combat hedonics is to maximize your happiness through gratitude. This doesn’t mean you will never go through your items, be grateful for the time you had with them and release them in order to make room for something new. Doing this can bring you new feelings of joy. But, as you progress in your gratitude journey, don’t be surprised if you find yourself feeling like you don’t need so many things. You will begin to find joy in other ways.

Be grateful!

So, get out that journal and pen you love so much, and write three things you are grateful for in your abundant life!

 

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