In this solo episode I talk about why “being happy” is not that great of a goal. Chasing happiness might leave you feeling empty because happiness is a fleeting feeling. Instead, I invite you to let go of the expectation that you must be happy all the time, and instead, focus on creating MEANING in your life.

You will learn...

- How hedonic adaptation gets in the way of our happiness, no matter how much we achieve or accomplish in life

- Why searching for happiness is NOT good for body-image

- Tips for creating more meaning in your everyday life

Remember: Happiness is fleeting. Meaning is fulfilling. Ditch the happiness treadmill and start creating more meaning in your everyday life.

Links/ Resources Mentioned:

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl:

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson:

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