Why predicting our future feelings is so difficult
A lottery winner, for instance, won't spend every day celebrating their win. Nor will someone with a disabling accident spend all their time in shock.
When imagining either situation, we like to think that the feelings will be long-lasting. We forget that we will adapt and that the feeling will eventually wear off.
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Our brain makes strong connections based on repetitive thoughts and actions in order to expend less energy. Change makes your brain diverge from those established connections, so it resists....
Acknowledge what you want to change, observe and wonder why you are the way you are.
When you catch yourself repeating an unwanted habit, stop, remember you’re doing it out of habit and that it isn’t the right thing to do.
Label your negative habit as a symptom of something deeper. Get to know your false beliefs. Ask, “Why do I behave or think this way? ”.
Once you notice yourself engaging in the habit, refocus on a positive, wholesome, ideally pleasure-giving activity.
Sports are huge, and gather millions, if not billions of audience eager to watch its many forms, like football, tennis, basketball, or cricket.
Many people would feel motivated to work out,...
Many committees and sports organizations anticipate that the population would watch the sports and become more active physically and to an extent, it does motivate a small percentage of people to change their lifestyle for the better.
The 1992 Barcelona Olympics showed that people taking part in sports increased to about 4 percent in the span of 6 years, but that has been an exception, where the methodology of the statistics is in question.
Most people would not even want to go out on a sunny day when the game is on, instead gathering snacks to watch it on the LED screen.
We cannot expect them to take up sports, just like we don’t expect people to start singing after watching a concert, or take up acting lessons after watching a movie.
New research on the accuracy of future predictions by people has some interesting findings:
Past experience, which many experts think helps them to better understand the world, surprisingly does not improve the ability to predict the future. The research data showed accuracy levels of the younger generation (25 to 35 years of age) being the highest.
Old people are slower to comprehend change, faster to believe and share fake news and less likely to be objective.
Working with an open mind, ready to dive into unfamiliar territory and learning new things, makes the entire exercise stress-free and rewarding experience. This state of mind, along with basic humility makes for better performance. One’s arrogance, ego and past can negatively affect the prediction quality.
A humble attitude also makes people listen to others opinions and share their own unique insights, helping collaboration and constructive teamwork.