Reader View · 4 min read · Jun 16th · Unfinished tasks can overwhelm us or motivate us. These contradictory experiences are due to the Zeigarnik and the Ovsiankina effects. · Shared by 2553, including Stephanie A Kowalski, 👨✈️ AA-Admiral ⚓🚀🌌, Ines Bieler
compared to a task that has not yet been started, individuals have a stronger urge to complete interrupted or unfinished assignments.
Reader View · 2 min read · Jun 3rd · By Leo Babauta In recent weeks, almost every coaching client I’ve been working with has been feeling one big thing: overwhelm. It seems almost universal: people can’t seem to deal with the big things… · Shared by 520
you can see that a lot of tasks and decisions, with the view that tasks and decisions are potential danger … will feel overwhelming.
Reader View · 4 min read · Jul 7th · The brain’s somatosensory cortex may help enrich our emotional experiences and improve our mental health. Mindfulness and dance movement therapy may be effective ways to activate it. · Shared by 1574
Those factors can enhance overall self-awareness, which contributes to improvement of mental health through potential reorganization of the somatosensory cortex.
Reader View · ~12 min read · Jun 30th · Identity-based habits are the secret sauce. The essential ingredient to make good habits stick. But beware, they are hard to implement. · Shared by 1977, including Ines Bieler
Your goal shouldn’t be to read [insert an insanely large number of books] per year. Your goal is to become a curious, continuous learner.
Reader View · 5 min read · May 28th · Here's what research says are the most effective ways to get rid of bad habits and replace them with healthy ones. · Shared by 1396, including Ines Bieler, Katja Evertz
Habits form when you receive a reward for a behavior. And like Pavlov’s dogs, you might not even realize that you’re learning something new.
Reader View · 2 min read · From 2020 · Habits are formed and strengthened as we journey through a continuous loop seeking to satisfy our urges. Here's how to break the cycle. · Shared by 80, including Rich, Katja Evertz, Dr Melanie Greenberg, Niklaus Gerber, Thomas Power, Stephanie A Kowalski
Reader View · 2 min read · Apr 13th · By Leo Babauta Every one of us has thought patterns that keep us stuck: Discouragement: What’s the point, I’m going to fail anyway, why even try, it’s too hard. Rationalizing: It’s OK to skip this, I… · Shared by 522
Try the new thought pattern. Say it to yourself and try really believing in it. Fully empower it. See what effect it has.
Reader View · 6 min read · From 2017 · How do habits work? How do you change your habits? How do you hold yourself accountable? This complete habits guide contains everything you need to know. · Shared by 1235, including Jonathan Kogan, Eva Keiffenheim
By simply removing yourself from an environment that triggers all of your old habits, you can make it easier to break bad habits and build new ones.