The "Five Minute Rule" And 13 Other Psychology Tricks That'll Help You Be More Successful In Work, Love, And Life In General
"I'm not sure if it's for you, but..."
Whenever you're introducing a new idea to someone, lead with the words, "I'm not sure if this is for you, but..." It engages the person's interest and makes them feel like it IS probably for them:
If you need to remember to do something tomorrow, put something in your room out of place. The next day you'll see the item out of place, and it will jog your memory of what you need to accomplish:
If you're procrastinating, stop telling yourself you have loads of work to do — this will just overwhelm you. Instead, tell yourself you only have to work for five minutes. You'll most likely continue to work even after the five minutes are up:
People who are lying usually blink more than normal, hide the palms of their hands, glance up to the right, mess with their hair/appearance, and use either abnormally long or short sentences:
If you want to get someone to like you more, ask them to do a small favor for you. Their subconscious mind will think that they like you because they're doing this favor for you:
If someone gives you an answer to a question that you're not happy with, remain quiet instead of pushing them for more information. Your silence will make them feel the need to elaborate more:
If you're suffering from racing thoughts, use the 3-3-3 rule. Name three things you see, three things you hear, and then move three parts of your body. This will help center your mind and take you back to the present moment:
People are more likely to agree with you if you're mimicking their body language. So if you want someone to agree with your idea, ask them a question while subtly copying their body language. They'll subconsciously trust you more and agree with you:
And finally, when your friends apologize for something that doesn't seem like a big deal to you, they're typically trying to show you the things that bother THEM. For example, if they apologize for interrupting you, it probably means they don't like being interrupted:
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