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Understanding and changing the environment in which habits form is a critical step when it comes to breaking unwanted behaviors and forming healthy ones.
«Another path to habit change involves friction: in other words, making it difficult to act on undesirable habits and easy to act on desirable ones.»
Feel like you're running out of energy? Your willpower may not have any limits at all, according to new research. Here's how to tap into limitless productivity.
Temptation bundling is a productivity technique that involves combining an activity that gives you instant gratification, such as watching TV, with one that is beneficial but has a delayed reward,…
«trying to reply to important work emails while watching one of your favourite TV shows may not be the best combination, as your concentration levels are likely to be affected.»
Achieving your goals has nothing to do with willpower and everything to do with using the right mix of psychological tools
3 IDEAS FROM ME I. “Before you try to increase your willpower, try to decrease the friction in your environment.” II. “Your habits are how you embody a particular identity. When you make your bed,…
«Author Leo Tolstoy on the opinions of others: “If you care too much about being praised, in the end you will not accomplish anything serious.»
People using interrogative self-talk seem to perform better than those who use declarative self-talk. That’s the Willpower Paradox.
«The researchers wanted to understand the relationship between intention, motivation, and actual goal completion.»
Willpower not required.
«The key is to reflect upon the actual benefits derived from a habit.»
We all want to quit bad habits. But we're going about it all wrong. In fact, bad habits don't exist. Let's look at the research and see what really works.
«When you say, “I wasn’t myself” that’s far more accurate than you ever thought.»
Psychologists increasingly think effortful restraint is not the key to the good life. So what is?
Ego depletion theory says that willpower uses a reservoir of mental energy. Psychologists have thought it's why we run out of willpower. Here's why I disagree.
«Just let that sink in–mindset mattered more than physical dependence! What we say to ourselves is vitally important. Labeling yourself as having poor self-control actually leads to less self-control.»
Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.
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