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Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - FRONT PAGE -

Seek out chal­lenge, even if it’s un­com­fort­able. If we make chas­ing hap­pi­ness our life-long state, we also tend to avoid things that chal­lenge us.

“We’re now telling our­selves to run away from things that don’t make us feel good, but this then lim­its our abil­ity to evolve and grow as hu­man be­ings,” Fraser says.

He rec­om­mends re­fram­ing hap­pi­ness in your mind so that you stop fo­cus­ing on it as a state rather than the emo­tion it is. “In­stead of ask­ing your­self ‘Am I happy?’, ask ‘Am I feel­ing ful­filled?’, ‘Am I chal­leng­ing my­self?’, and ‘Am I evolv­ing as a per­son?’” he says.

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