Hedonic Reset | Strategic deprivation | Hedonic Tredmill
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Set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be content with the scantiest and cheapest fare, with coarse and rough dress, saying to yourself the while: “Is this the condition that I feared?”
– Seneca

WHAT IS A HEDONIC RESET?

he·don·ic ad·ap·ta·tion

noun
Whatever happens to you in life, you get used to it (habituation).

 

 

he·don·ic tread·mill

noun
Hedonic adaptation can lead to a vicious cycle, like we are on treadmill.

 

 

he·don·ic re·set

noun
Deliberately and strategically enduring a temporary deprivation of one or more pleasures, to slow hedonic adaptation and produce a disproportionate happiness gain.