Why we tolerate more than we should and how attention bias stops us from changing for the better!

When things become ordinary, no matter how uncomfortable they are, we simply adapt to tolerate them. So what happens when you decide enough is enough? Have you ever felt yourself frustrated by something only to shrug your shoulders and resign yourself to the idea that that’s just how it is? Even when we shouldn’t, human beingsContinue reading “Why we tolerate more than we should and how attention bias stops us from changing for the better!”

Running on autopilot – how reliable is system 1 thinking?

Ok, before you continue reading, I want you to ask yourself a question (and if possible, map it out in your mind): If I turned off all the lights in your house/office and you were desperate for the bathroom, would you know how to get there? Admittedly you might stumble a bit, perhaps bump intoContinue reading “Running on autopilot – how reliable is system 1 thinking?”

Future problems: Why planning how you’ll behave never really goes as planned…

So here’s a scenario I’m sure you’re familiar with: You’re out having fun and somebody reminds you of some obligation you’ve been putting off. Since you don’t really feel like dealing with the fun police, you look them square in the eyes and with a mischievous grin plastered across your face say “all good, that’sContinue reading “Future problems: Why planning how you’ll behave never really goes as planned…”