The Cycle of Adaptation adapted from Perry Belcher’s Cycle of Boredom
John Schinnerer Ph.D.
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Are you tired of your job? Do you feel trapped in your relationship? Do you fear failure? Does it sometimes feel like you will never make it to the other side? Would you like more happiness?
If so, you are not alone.
Check this out. There is a cycle that we go through with everything in our life – jobs, spouses, relationships, cars, houses, clothes, everything.
Here is the cycle…
3) Safe & comfortable
7) Seeking out new options or replacements
8) Fear of change
9) Fear of failure (stall out here if you’re unlucky)
10) Break through (if you’re lucky!)
One of the most interesting tenets in psychology is that of the hedonic treadmill…the idea that we adapt to change – good or bad. You can win the lottery and adapt to those winnings within a year. You can suffer a bad car accident and lose the use of your limbs and most people adapt to that tragic situation.
Play around with this idea. You can apply it to every situation in your life. It’s amazing.
Remember…if you are not a master of your mind, you are a victim of it.
If you are not a master of your emotions, you are a victim of them.
Do not wait. Do not procrastinate. Take the risk on yourself. You deserve it. Start reading this blog now to reclaim your life and take the first step on the pathway to happiness.
Positive Psychology Coach
Anger Management Specialist
Founder, Guide to Self, Inc.
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