Can a Mirror Make You Behave Better?
Original story at World of Psychology• 1 mentions • 10 months ago
World of Psychology 10 months ago
Self-control is very valuable, and most of us are eager to boost our self-mastery. One of the best ways, it turns out, is through monitoring. The more aware we are of what we’re actually doing — not what we wish we were doing, or imagine that we’re doing — the more control we can exert over ourselves. Monitoring dramatically boosts our self-awareness, and self-awareness is a key to self-mastery.Monitoring has an almost uncanny power. People who keep close track of just about anything tend to do a better job with it, in key categories such as eating, drinking, exercising, working, TV- and internet-use, and spending.In fact, in some studies, the