Definition: Pleonasm

Now, this word, pleonasm, LOTS of people could find uses for in this day and age… and forever, likely! Love it!

Oddly, the word got a mention in the Freakonomics podcast, but it was never defined, or really used! It’s an excellent episode, nevertheless!

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: Compassionate Truth Bomb

Compassionate Truth Bomb

A fact spoken in clear, easy to understand terms and without bias, with purpose, not just intent, to help somebody recognize something they are not.

  • Term from Lori Gottleib in podcast linked below, definition of “truth bomb” from Urban Dictionary, and explanation paraphrased from Lori’s talk below.

 

I’ll have to remember this term the next time I offer “tough love” advice, whether or not engaging in ultracrepidarianism lol (see November 2nd’s definition post for that).