Definition: Fresh Start Effect, Temptation Bundling

Some practical advice on how to get yourself some motivation for any time, not just at the start of a new year or new decade! See the Happiness Lab Podcast in Twitter link below.

 

Fresh Start Effect

Extra motivation we get when we deem something to be a fresh start for ourselves.

 

Temptation Bundling

A motivation technique to bundle something you are tempted by with something productive you are less keen on (eg. audiobook listening while exercising).

 

Definition: Psychological Immune System

Psychological Immune System

A concept parallel to the physical immune system, to describe one’s ability to resist or accept change, both good and bad, the way the physical immune system can reject things intended to be good for the body like organ transplants.

 

The linked article doesn’t offer the same definition, and doesn’t talk about the resistance to good changes, either. I learned about the concept in a more easily understandable way via the episode of the new The Happiness Lab podcast linked below.