Do you wonder why and what the heck to do about it? Jeana Cho has researched this annoying phenomena and has come up with a great solution.
Here are excerpts and I've cut to the chase, but the whole article is worth the read.
Why is there a disconnect between knowing the things that are good for us and actually doing it? Why is it that I’m so often tempted by that glazed donut sitting in the cafeteria but overlook the apple? Why do I continually hit the snooze button instead of going to the yoga class in the morning?
Read the reasons here and then check out the steps to increase motivation below.
Using WOOP To Increase Motivation
In order to make any behavioral change, it’s important to increase motivation and use tools to build resilience. One way to do this is through a scientifically validated enhanced goal setting called WOOP.
Mental Contrasting [WOOP, which stands for wish, outcome, obstacle and plan] is a visualization technique… It helps people to gain insight into their wishes and to clearly identify the obstacles that stand in the way of realizing these wishes. WOOP is an evidence-based self-regulatory strategy that people can use effectively on their own to change their behavior across everyday life (e.g., health, school, work, play, relationships) and across the life cycle (e.g., from childhood to old age).
WOOP involves four steps.
Read the whole article here
Jeena Cho is the author of an upcoming book The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation. Follow her on Twitter: @jeena_cho
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