Stay flexible when trying to break a habit

Most of us have had a habit we have tried to break, or a new diet we have tried to start. The first time you break your commitment you may feel as if you’ve failed. Two days into your shake diet you might decide to have two pieces of chocolate, and all you can do […]

Say “I don’t” instead of “I can’t” to resist temptation

The language we use to describe our choices serves as a feedback mechanism that either enhances or impedes our goal-directed behaviour. Simply how you phrase your goal might impact on whether you complete it. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Consumer Research analysed 120 students and their ability to resist eating chocolate. Those […]