Our Brain’s Natural Desire To Always Want More Could Cause Unhappiness

By Eileen Conroy, Aug 5, 2022

The paradox of choice and having a mindset that the grass is always greener on the other side can be helped by practicing acceptance and gratitude. Psychiatrist Dr. Alex Dimitriu told Healthline, “Settling for ‘good enough’ is essential in a situation with too many choices. In my work with high-achieving patients, I always emphasize the statement that ‘the enemy of good is better. Indeed, finding peace with ‘good enough’ and actually enjoying it — through gratitude, mindfulness, etc. — may lead to a less than optimal choice, but a significantly higher level of satisfaction.”

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