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The Akrasia Effect: How to Overcome Your Resistance Brain

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The Akrasia Effect

Resistance towards what can help us progress is something human beings are experiencing for centuries. Philosophers call this extremely active and relentless force Akrasia.

Akrasia is the barrier between you and a better version of you. When we se...

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Akrasia is an emotional management problem keeping us from having a better future. It will make up any story to keep us away from something good. It will always prefer instant gratification, harming us in the long run, rather than doing something valuable that can help us in a po...

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While the much-hyped motivation and willpower have little effect against Akrasia, mindfulness meditation has the power to refocus your actions, and stop the mindless time-wasting.

Mindfulness acts as a foundation for conquering procrastination. We need to proactively take ...

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When we listen to our bodies and find out how it behaves on a daily basis, we come to know its peak periods along with the periods of lull, which help us organize our tasks and activities in better alignment with the body.

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When we learn to delay the gratification that we seek instantly, we see a macro view of our life and can visualize where we stand, and where we want to be.

Our brain will continuously sabotage our efforts, but if we push past the resistance intentionally, we find that it was just a paper ...

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According to author James Clear, getting started reduces the friction and sets you up for further accomplishments. Without worrying about results, we simply need to focus on making a regular effort and getting started on it no matter what.

Example: Not exercising is less likely once we...

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