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A memory palace is an imaginary location where you can store mnemonic images in your mind.
You can turn any room into an imaginary place and place different objects in different areas to remind you of what needs to be done: e.g: Place a YouTube logo near your door to trigger your mind to write a script.
Reflect onto yourself your vision statement for a minimum of 66 days - this is the magic number for habit formation, as it takes consistent and consequently 66 days of practicing to form a habit and that your brain experiences the necessary chemical changes.
This is the law of memory where we tend to remember the beginning of a list relative to those presented in the middle of the list (e.g.: Person A reads a long grocery list is more likely to remember the beginning items on the list than those in the middle).
The primacy effect is based on a set of cognitive biases, but as with all laws, it can be broken.
This is a type of implicit long-term memory that aids certain tasks' performance without the conscious awareness of past experiences. E.g.: Riding bikes or tying shoelaces.
An optimistic outlook appears to be a kep part of healthy lifestyles. Those who find glasses as half full tend to be happier, healthier, and wealthier people.
A recent study came out suggesting that longevity and optimism is interconnected with each other. Therefore pushing forward that while promoting healthy and resilient ageing by eating healthily and exercising, we must also then promote taking good care of our mental well-being and cultivating psychosocial assets.
Explanatory style is a psychological attribute that indicates how people explain themselves why they experience a certain event, whether positvely or negatively.
Optimists see obstacles as temporary and opportunities for good things to happen in the future and to establish a better foundation for resiliency, while pessimists see otherwise. People with an optimistic outlook are likely to form social connections because they see the good in people hence building better relationships with others.
One of the simplest and effective ways to train your brain to be more optimistic is to practice the "Best Possible Self" method. This method encourages people to make time and imagine themselves in the future wherein they have achieved all of their life goals with no worries.
This technique also involves the practice of journaling, thus, writing down a future day in you're accomplished future life for 10 minutes for 8 weeks will foster a positive engagement with yourself and a sense of optimism.
Quality is a probabilistic function of quantity, meaning that when a creative makes the most attempts, there will be hits and misses.
Many creatives such as Thomas Edison had done prominent work even before he created the incandescent lightbulb. Consider also Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 600 compositions and Pablo Picasso’s 10,000 paintings.
There are three ways to further our creativity into our lives:
Marketers often use color psychology to make you like their product.
Across the world, human beings have almost a universal perception of colors, based on their personality.
Some factors like language, culture, climate and history act as influencers of color perception.
Right from childhood, we are attracted to things that we can call our own, stuff like clothes, toys, bags, and books, later morphing into adult toys like cars, jewellery, furniture, Playstations and iPhones.
These possessions become our extension and eventually our legacy.
Being happy with material goods peaks during the formative years, when new experiences make the teenager’s already fragile self-esteem fluctuate. A sense of self-worth and respect makes them less prone to attachment towards materialist objects.
Pre-teen girls identify so much with material objects like clothes, that if they exchange it with each other, it feels that they have shared their identity.
Wearing luxury clothes has social benefits, as a study shows it helps in getting a job or soliciting money for charity, and much like a uniform can communicate about one’s membership or affiliation to certain clubs, groups, or sports teams.
The loss of material possessions often comes as a form of death to many, as many victims of theft or mugging feel a certain psychological loss, which is greater than the financial value of the stolen item.
Many also see the disposal of possessions as a liberating feeling full of closure and growth, as they finish a chapter of their lives and start another.
As the world goes increasingly digital, our online identity becomes the primary way to tell the world about our possessions, likes, dislikes and desires.
Our self has extended itself in our digital possessions, which create the same kind of attachment as older people have with physical objects.
Holding on to one’s belongings, when taken to the extreme, becomes a serious problem of hoarding when the owners are reluctant to ever part with their collectables.
Hoarding disorder is a growing problem and can be the reason for fire hazards and even other mental disorders stemming from the clutter.