Technology is making us listen less. Learn to put down your device, disconnect from the internet and have a real human conversation. Listen to whoever you are talking with, don’t interrupt, don’t think about what you are about to answer, just listen.
Self-control is beneficial for those who use reason as a primary tool for decision-making, but may have a less positive effect on those who use emotions when making decisions.
The easiest way to resist is to design your environment in a way that you remove as many temptations as possible and make it easy for you to enact the behavior you want. Routinize your life with the right default options.
For better self-control remove temptations from your environment, routinize your life with the right default options, set the right goals and remove as much short-term decision-making as possible, remove options and possibilities to deviate from the desired course of action, and remind yourself what someone like you does or doesn’t do.
You can’t expect a great life if all the inputs are bad. To start enjoying your life a bit more, pay attention to what inputs you consume: food, information, work, and relationships.
By living in the moment and by a conscious focus on your daily rituals, you will make the world a better place. You will evolve and become a better person too.
We believe we make logical, conscious choices. In reality, we are quietly guided by our subconscious minds full of biases and misconceptions.
If you are receptive to a reasoning-based approach to figuring out the world, then Logic-Based Therapy can help uncover and deal with your prejudices, self-inflicted victimization, or negative beliefs that hold you back.
If you feel charisma is not your thing, don’t worry. Go for being intriguing.