The pain and pleasure principle - Deepstash
The pain and pleasure principle

The pain and pleasure principle

(n.) Everything we do in life is driven by the need to avoid pain or the desire to gain pleasure.

"Humans will often do more to avoid pain than to gain pleasure"

241 STASHED

30 LIKES

This will drastically change your entire life

This will drastically change your entire life

Alivia D'Andrea

MORE IDEAS FROM THEARTICLE

Consistency

Everything that has value in life comes from consistency: success, wealth, relationships, health etc.

Consistency doesn't mean perfection. it is winning majority of the time.

For the times you fall, learn to get back on track and get used to it. 

Learn to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you.

202 STASHED

25 LIKES

Visualization is a powerful cheat code to success

The brain doesn't know the difference between imagination and reality.

When you're visualizing something you're actually building neural networks as if that experience had already occured.

212 STASHED

21 LIKES

Procrastination

Example: School project. 

1. Humans will often do more to avoid pain than to avoid pleasure

2. Whatever you focus on becomes your reality

Ask yourself what will be the pain if you don't start this project now. Focus and visualize this picture in your head.

Start by taking baby steps but just start.

204 STASHED

19 LIKES

If you want to change your behavior, change what you link pain and pleasure to

Step 1: Get yourself to feel a certain way and feel it strongly

Step 2: While you're feeling it.. link it to something else

205 STASHED

20 LIKES

Example: Linking running (Pain) to pleasure (Song)

You feel sad so you go running while you listen a song. (Step 1: Felt sense of relief strongly)

"What gets fired together gets wired together"

When you take something challenging and make it an enjoyable experience this massively increases your chances to do it again in the future. That's because now your brain wants to do it. 

198 STASHED

21 LIKES

Food as another example

When you're in the moment of whether or not to eat the whole package of cookies, you need to shift your focus and focus on the pain (where will you be in 6 months if you continue to overeat?)

182 STASHED

15 LIKES

Deepstash helps you become inspired, wiser and productive, through bite-sized ideas from the best articles, books and videos out there.

GET THE APP:

RELATED IDEAS

1: Create a Study Matrix

Use this Study Matrix tool to help you fight the vagueness in your mind about what to do first. 

In the A box write all the topics that you're unfamiliar with ( The ones you'll want to focus first).

In the B box write down the topics you know but that do need revision.

In the C box write the topics that you know pretty well.

You can use the D box for random notes ( Tips, exams etc.)

1.32K STASHED

156 LIKES

How to study when you feel unmotivated ✨ *3 easy tips*

How to study when you feel unmotivated ✨ *3 easy tips*

Janice Studies

What Is Fear?

Fear only exists to you in your mind and it is protecting you from the unknown. 

As human being, it's going to be normal to feel fear. It's going to happen for the rest of your life, but you do now want to let your fear control you. That is the choice that you get to make.

765 STASHED

108 LIKES

How to Overcome Fear & Self Doubt

How to Overcome Fear & Self Doubt

Lavendaire

Surrender

You have to release your feeling of control and your expectations on yourself. 

All you have to do is to let go, slow down without taking actions.

725 STASHED

46 LIKES

what to do when you feel like doing nothing (unmotivated, burnt out, unproductive)

what to do when you feel like doing nothing (unmotivated, burnt out, unproductive)

Lavendaire