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Building Your Happiness Stamina

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There are two basic ways to increase our energy: we can build our stamina through sleep and exercise, or temporarily boost ourselves with stimulants like caffeine.

Happiness works in a similar way. We can build our lasting “happiness stamina” through meaningful, fulfilling activities like relationship-building, travel, philanthropy and learning, but also temporarily “boost” our happiness with material things, like lattes, bacon and BMWs.

Caffeine without exercise leads to burnout and health issues. A pleasure-only happiness diet leads to dissatisfaction and depression. The first principal of leading a happy life is ensuring a constant balance between happiness and pleasure!

The preceding is from the book “The Millennial’s Guide to Making Happiness Vol. 1,” now available on Amazon.

Chris Butsch, www.chrisbutsch.com

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