Posts tagged Psychology
The 3 Steps to Motivating Change

Who knew that asking someone to change required so much work? Or an elephant? ... anyone? Yeah, me neither.

Yet, I have been reading this book called Switch by Chip & Dan Heath that is enlightening me to the complexity of change. I would consider myself to be a fairly rational being. I don't often (key word, often) let emotions control my decisions and can generally make a decision based on the logical course of action.

Misguided by the internal wiring of my brain, I've generally operated under the assumption that other people made decisions in a similar fashion. I haven't been so far from the truth in ages (that's a lie).

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The Psychology of Your Environment

Everyone who knows me well knows that I like to keep a clean and semi-orderly workspace. In fact, before I sit down to write I grab a cup of coffee, light a candle, put on some instrumental music, and straighten up my space. I always thought it was because I was a neat-freak... but that doesn't make any sense. My car, while uncluttered, has dirt and leaves on the floor mats that I haven't bothered to clean out from my last camping trip. What's the difference between my obsessive need for cleanliness and order in my work space but not in my car? Why don't those traits carry over to every aspect of my life?

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