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Anti-Unhappiness (Ep. 3)

We’ve probably all been told to appreciate the positives in life before. After all, learning to appreciate what you have is an important step to happiness.

A thought that’s been interesting me lately is the exact opposite: how can I remove as many small negatives as I can from my days?

Appreciating the good things in life is going to be easier without a constant barrage of stressors. In fact, removing those stressors may give one extra time to add in things like a nice cup of tea or a bike ride.

So today we’re talking about how important it might be to remove those small negatives, and how one might go about putting that thought into action.

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Other things we mentioned in this episode:

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  • 0:00:00 – Intro
  • 0:30:39 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:32:34 – Sponsor: Hover (Buying a domain name)
  • 0:34:57 – Considering long-term negatives when making a decision
  • 0:57:14 – Avoiding negative activities
  • 1:05:55 – Including hobbies in your resume
  • 1:13:00 – Starting a blog vs writing a book
  • 1:21:11 – Waking up early consistently
  • 1:31:38 – Conclusion

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