Johannes' blog

Relationships are great motivators

I met my wife when I began to view relationships as a bonus, not a necessity, in my life. I firmly believe that before you can find an excellent partner, you need to evolve into a version of yourself that is great without needing a partner.

On the other hand, I've also come to understand that my relationship allows me to be more productive and helps me improve myself.

I started mapping my habits and routines to happiness hormones and their influence on my motivation. Let me quickly list out the hormones I remember (not scientifically 100% accurate)

In my relationship, it motivates me to cook, clean, and genuinely care for my wife. This, in turn, helps me focus better, be more productive, and work on things that matter to me. With my social needs taken care of, I can work and sleep better, thereby improving my overall quality of life.