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The 'Start from tomorrow' trap - PsychMechanics

The 'Start from tomorrow' trap - PsychMechanics

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The "I'll start tomorrow" trap

When there is a new habit to form or a new project to work on, the human tendency is to say, "I'll start tomorrow", or "I'll start on Monday."

We get a payoff when we delay important actions and promise that we will do it at some perfect time in the near future.

In nature, we see perfect beginnings and endings. The sun rise and sets. Trees shed their leaves in winter, and blossom in summer.

One thought payoff we get from delaying our work for a specific time is the idea that if we begin something perfectly, it will go perf...

We play mind games to convince ourselves that we are doing the right thing, even though we know its not the right thing.

When we don't feel like doing something that we know we must do, the mind is quick to rationalize a delay by 'giving you permission' to start a ...

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