Not long ago, a friend kept saying that she didn’t like her job and wanted to find a new one. But every time we met up, she said she was too busy (with work and also moving home) to look for a new job. For months, she talked about how frustrated she was with work but she didn’t actually do anything about it.
Sneakily, I applied a psychological technique to … Read more
Everybody struggles with motivation at least occasionally, right? The good news: there are some great, research-backed techniques for boosting motivation.
Perhaps you’re trying to coach colleagues at work to help them to be more productive. Maybe a friend or family member needs help to find a new job or lose weight. Or it could be you who is looking to summon up more motivation for your personal goals.
The … Read more
What are your goals for the next 12 months? Maybe you want to lose weight, eat more healthily or quit a bad habit. Perhaps you want to socialise more – or socialise less and study more.
A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests a new way of setting goals. Suppose you want to lose weight. You could either set yourself a specific goal (e.g. “lose 10 pounds”) … Read more