How to motivate yourself to change your behavior | Tali Sharot | TEDxCambridge

What does make us change our actions? Tali Sharot reveals three ingredients to doing what’s good for yourself.

So, let’s say you’re trying to stop yourself from snacking. warnings and threats are really common in health campaigns, in policy. so, graphic images on cigarette packets, for example, quitting actually became a lower priority for smokers. but what i’m saying is, on average, they seem to have a very limited impact. so, i have really good genes and absolutely nothing

To worry about.” in other times, we simply put our head in the ground. do you know when people pull their head out of the ground that people logged in to their account just to check. as long as bad information can reasonably be avoided. and that was when people started logging in frantically, because there are different routs from your present to your future, right?

You gather more and more information about where the wind is blowing. “what’s the point about worrying about something that might happen? where we asked approximately 100 people to estimate the likelihood “what is the likelihood that you’ll suffer hearing loss in your future?” in other words, people listen to the positive information. “well, college students are delusional,

Right? we all know that.” and the ability became better and better as people aged. kids and teenagers on the one hand, and the elderly on the other hand, and so, we end up with a view like this of ourselves. is that, instead of working with this positive image but what would happen if we went along with how our brain works to see how often medical staff do, in fact,

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Sanitize their hands every time you washed your hands, the numbers went up on the screen it uses three principles that we know really drive your mind and your behavior. they can see the rates of the shift, the rate of the week. we want to do the same and we want to do it better. so, the british government are using this principle they simply stressed how important it

Was pay taxes, and that one sentence enhanced compliance within that group by 15%, now, this works because we value immediate rewards, but that’s completely wrong, we all care about our future, right? i mean, maybe you’ll behave badly now and you’ll be fine in the future, so, the here-and-now you would rather have that tangible drink, if you think about it, it’s not

Altogether irrational, right? for doing actions that are good for them in the future? and that’s a way for us to bridge the temporal gap. suggestive of efficient coding of positive information about the future. at processing negative information about the future. you might want to highlight the progress, not the decline. “you know, if you stop smoking, you’ll become

Better at sports.” a few weeks ago, i got home and i found this bill on my fridge. so, i was wondering why my husband decided to put that on our fridge. is get me to be more efficient with my electricity use. that was my immediate reward and it was telling me, “you’re doing good,” i can see an opportunity there to get two smiley faces. and it’s showing me my progress

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Throughout the year, because the brain is constantly trying to seek ways to control its environment. and so, giving people a sense of control is a really important motivator. but i am saying that, if we want to motivate change, and so, to change behavior in ourselves and in others,

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