Exploit Your Brain! Habits at Work and in Life
Most of the time, our brains are total chumps, running on autopilot and waiting to be tricked into doing something. That something can be helpful, like brushing your teeth before bed, or less helpful, like continuing to scroll on your phone for half an hour. But what if we could use our brain's gullibility to our advantage? In this session, we will review some of the sciences of habit at a high level, followed by tactics to trick our lizard-brains into doing what we want, drawn from big hits like James Clear's "Atomic Habits" and Marie Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" and combined with my personal experience, struggles, and successes. Distractions are all around us, especially when jobs require computer usage. Couple that with disrupted or changing routines from COVID-19 or the dangerous freedom of working from home. and our habits are even more impactful. Habits are there, whether we are aware of them or not, come in and learn how to play them as an asset.
- How habits work in our minds
- Methods for introducing new habits
- Methods for quitting existing habits
- Mental exercises to discover what those habits are