We make hundreds of decisions every day. These decisions vary from the mundane to the complex such as:
Should I have a fruit shake for breakfast, a bowl of cereal, or just skip it because I’m late?
While playing chess with my son, what move should I make next as I predict his next set of moves?
According to Nobel winner Daniel Kahneman, we make decisions by deploying two systems—thinking fast and thinking slow. System 1 is thinking fast and is automatic, based on patterns that have developed in our brain from past experience and memory. In fast thinking, we rely on rules of thumb and preconceived notions. System 1 engages first, quickly and every time. Examples of fast thinking include driving a car on an empty road.
System 2 is thinking slow and is conscious, delibera...
If we #STOP! and ask the right questions, we can enjoy healthier lives, be more focused and productive in our work, express our talents, do the things we enjoy, experience greater peace and richer relationships, and help others. So, perhaps you are ready to create a stop-doing list.
If you think willpower is all it takes to STOP any behavior, you are dead wrong. Learning to STOP behavior requires you to develop new methods for making conscious, deliberate, and disciplined decisions.
What are suggestions of things to add to our #STOP! doing list?
I welcome your feedback.
Joy to you!
Author of “STOP! 21 STOPs to Reduce Stress and Enhance Joy”
The purpose of this blog is to highlight behaviors to #STOP! doing in order to reduce stress, enhance joy and to live a life in pursuit of purpose.
I hope each blog post will stand on its own but taken in whole, I hope that you will learn more about behavioral science, neuroscience, behavioral economics and positive psychology. Also, because change is constant and what holds you back today may be different from what we may struggle with at different points in your life, I hope that this blog will provide fresh insights and discoveries.
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