Cognitive Inertia

A lot of people don’t like change. It’s natural. We get comfortable with what we know. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try to improve things; it’s just that getting in the right mindset to do that is difficult. There’s even a fancy term for how people sometimes refuse to change how they think, even …

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What Can You Do?

There are two challenges to meet when there’s something you need to do. One is being physically able to do it. The other is mentally convincing yourself that you both can and want to do it. According to some psychologists, the second is much more important than the first. Carol Dweck is probably the most …

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How We Think

You’d think it would be simple. There are healthy mindsets and unhealthy mindsets. The healthy ones allow you to live your life successfully, while the unhealthy ones damage it. At their worst, unhealthy mindsets can lead to mental illness. If that’s the case, all you need to do is establish a healthy mindset and everything …

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Half The Battle

It’s easy to say you should eat certain things at certain times or set yourself a challenging fitness regimen, but can you actually follow it through? It will probably depend on whether you can get your mind in the right place. I know I have to work hard to find the positivity and motivation that …

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