One does not need a ton of money and time to fix things in their life. All you need can be less than a minute and an enthusiasm to follow through all the psychological tips and tricks.
ACE ANY INTERVIEW BY BEING LIKABLE: Yes, interviewers look at the right qualifications and previous experience but they also observe how likable of a person you are. Here are some ways to make them like you:
IT’S OKAY TO MAKE MISTAKES: Surprisingly, people are fonder of people who make a few mistakes than people who never do. Taking responsibility and simply acknowledging a mistake goes a long way in getting into the good graces of people.
Not being perfect all the time shows that you are, after all, only human. The infrequent slip-up is acceptable if you are competent at your job. But if you aren’t, the repetitive mistakes might work against your reputation.
DON’T GOSSIP: Never talk about someone behind their backs. Ohio State University researchers surveyed on how gossip is perceived. The participants were made to watch a video in which actors spoke ill of a third party. The participants thought that the negative traits that the actors accused the third party of having been qualities that the actors themselves possessed. Nobody likes people who always look down on others or brings down the mood of the room by idle talk that is not productive for anybody.
GET RID OF USELESS FANTASIES: It’s a common misconception that to achieve your goals visualization is a key factor. This is not entirely true as researchers have posited that when you fantasize about an amazing life, you do not take into consideration the hardships and setbacks you will inevitably face, and this leads to a lack of resolve that is required to achieve your goals.
Good question! Having a concrete and detailed plan is what helps you be closer to your goals. Break down your goals into sub-goals or micro-resolutions and take it one step at a time. With bigger steps thus broken down, there will be less fear and hesitation to follow through. Tell your friends and family about your plan so you’ll be less tempted to not keep up with your plan.
SKIP BRAINSTORMING: In the 40s, advertising executive Alex Osborn claimed that working in a group resulted in more creative ideas than working alone. This mentality has since been believed by many but has since proven to be false. The theory of brainstorming yielding better results doesn’t hold weight as a consequence of doing so disperses responsibility. When we work as an individual, our success or failure is ours alone. Independently working improves both the quantity and quality of creative output.
Psychologists have also found that distracting your conscious mind helps in stimulating your unconscious mind and boosts creativity. So whilst problem-solving, try and solve a puzzle or any other distraction so your unconscious mind can work at the problem at hand.
YOUR ENVIRONMENT MATTERS: The process of creation doesn’t have to be hard. A few differences in your surroundings can go a long way. Being influenced by our environment is called priming, and this happens unconsciously.
Take, for example, a musician. Imagine that and get into their mindset. Think about everything; their lifestyle, behavior, and appearance. Entering their frame of mind will enhance your creativity.
Another quick way to prime yourself is by adding plants to your surroundings. Nature reduces stress and prompts good moods aiding your process further.
FOCUS ON THE BENEFITS: As the saying goes, ‘Every cloud has a silver lining.’ Whenever you find yourself down in the dumps because of an unpleasant event, try focusing on the positive aspects of the situation.
Diverting your focus on what you’ve gained from the traumatic experience helps in dealing with the unhappiness and anger better. But perhaps this is too much to ask for in extreme cases? A study found that certain positive traits like hope, kindness, empathy, and courage were higher in Americans after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
WATCH YOUR WORDS: Words have the power to influence and affect people in various ways. Relationships last longer and are healthier when there is mutual support and agreement. Positivity and encouragement also help move the relationship move smoother.
Writing about your feelings and emotions also aid in cementing these feelings of love and harmony. Using the word ‘but’, helps in accepting traits that one might see as bad by juxtaposing it with a good trait. Eg: The partner is lazy but they make the other laugh.
SPOT A LIE: It is commonly perceived that liars exaggerate their actions and gestures and they avoid eye contact. This isn’t necessarily true. Good liars look you in the eyes and are calm in their manner.
To spot them, notice if they take too long to think hard as they might be trying to coincide their lies with what people already know, what they’ve already stated, and also what is plausible. They also attempt to be impersonal and will use no pronouns and will also try to deflect the attention from themselves.
In conclusion, you can make a significant change in your life by devoting just a minute to implement the above tips, bringing in a change in your relationships, employment, and surroundings.
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