Read the following words: kitchen, cooking, pot, spoon, chicken. Now try to guess the following word: SO_P. Okay, now read these: bathroom, washing, towel, clean, hands. Now fill in the blank: SO_P. There's a high chance that you read the first word as soup and the second as soap. That's because the previous five words … Continue reading Priming: The Easy Way to Program Your Brain
Part 1 outlined some of the key principles for successfully installing a new habit. In Part 2, it's time to get your hands dirty. This is a step-by-step guide on how to actually do it. Step 1: Pick a goal or new identity Here are three examples of performance and identity based goals: Lose 5 kg … Continue reading How to Install a New Habit – Part 2: Mini-Guide
What you repeatedly think and do forms the person you are. If you want to achieve a certain goal, it's not likely that you'll succeed unless your habits already support it. In this article I'll cover key strategies that have helped me set up daily habits and actually stick to them. This was truly a reason to … Continue reading How to Install a New Habit – Part 1: Key Principles
Goals are great. They focus your attention, raise your motivation and help you organize your time. Whenever I wanted to achieve something, I would write down a clear, actionable, measurable goal and commit to it. At first, the sheer enthusiasm kept my energy high and I would blast through the action aligned with my new … Continue reading Making Actual Progress: Goals vs. Systems
Hi everyone, Mental Tetris is officially up! This blog has been a long time coming, and until I create something useful, here's a quote that helped me finally start writing: Until one is committed, there is hesitancy. the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative (and creation). There is one elemental … Continue reading Hello World!