Get happy tip: Screw variety. Take the sure thing instead


Sometimes, choice isn’t such a good thing. Sometimes, in fact, it sucks.

That’s the central premise of the book The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz. While I don’t entirely agree with everything he says in this interesting tome, I do see his point on this one.

After all, I know what I like (usually). I know what my favorite foods are and what I will really want to wear when I’m looking through my closet in the morning (and it nearly always involves a sweater, by the way). So when suddenly I find myself out of my comfort zone (a new clothing store, say, or on vacation), and the number of options I have is suddenly drastically increased, it doesn’t always make me a happy camper.

Rosemary chicken is good, but most of the time, I just want to eat steak.

Interestingly, this phenomenon applies to music, too. Studies show that the more often you hear a song, the more you enjoy it. (I know what you’re thinking: that explains mainstream radio!)

So: my tip of the day: Screw variety.

Take the sure thing instead.

Not every time–but definitely in a restaurant.


More mystical reading choices:

150 Law of Attraction Success Stories

My 40 All-Time Favorite Books for Mystics

Free Mysticism Ebook Offers

How do you love God, when there’s no face to God?

Is God really in everything? Even poopy diapers?

Is everything really just a projection of ourselves? Even the mean stuff people do? (Part One)



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