Eudaimonia

Exercise is more than pushing the limits of your body, it’s pushing the limits of your willpower and mind. Re-calibrating to be healthy isn’t easy, but life is far better when you are.

Doing things that are hard at the time but make you feel better later generally serve the Greek concept of eudaimonic happiness, which is more wholesome and sustainable than hedonistic happiness which passes with the sensation of it.

Process

Happiness is a process; it’s not something that can be forced. Like any other organ, the brain can be in good or bad health. You must rebalance the chemistry of your mind. If you desire to increase your ratio of peaks to troughs, then put in the effort. Be healthy, exercise your body and your mind, behave in a way which you respect. If you’re unhappy with your current social scene, then get out and meet like-minded people.