The Hedonic Treadmill (& how to jump off)
The hedonic treadmill is a metaphor that helps explain why happiness fades, why keeping up with the Joneses is exhausting, and how to set more rewarding goals. Ever heard of the hedonic treadmill? Nope, it’s not the latest and greatest Peloton cardio contraption. It’s a metaphor from behavioral psychology, and it might just offer up some useful insights on your happiness, and how to build a healthy work-life balance. But before we get to metaphorical treadmills, let’s talk about baked goods.