Sometimes it feels as though our whole lives consist of one long struggle with our emotions, laziness, and temptations. And unfortunately, victory isn’t always on our side. However, with a few psychological tricks, you can easily overcome any problems you might face.
With this in mind, we have put together a list of ten ways to help you understand the inner workings of your mind better, allowing you to bring your life under control.
1. Treat yourself kindly
Treat yourself kindly, learn to forgive yourself for your own weaknesses, celebrate your successes, and don’t condemn yourself for your mistakes. The fact is that your brain not only protects your health but also determines your mood. So when you condemn your own mistakes and weaknesses, your brain searches desperately for a way to cheer you up. And the easiest way to do this may well turn out to be the one thing you’ve been trying to avoid.
2. Avoid accepting any free stuff
All of us come into contact with offers of free services and gifts in shops, clubs, hairdressers, and so on. It’s best to refuse to take anything for free if you want to avoid wasting excessive amounts of money in the long run.
You probably won’t notice it, but your brain will see the receipt of something for free as a kind of debt that has to be repaid – and you’ll begin to feel that you owe something. In turn, you’ll end up making a spontaneous purchase or see a raised price on something as acceptable.
3. Read as many books as possible, but do so little by little
Do you love to read but find you lack the time to engage in your favorite hobby? Establish a certain number of pages from a book that you need to read each day. When you read, your mind gets held up by thoughts of just how much you still have to do to finish the book.