How to resist temptation? Two solutions – delayed gratification and distraction

Let’s say you want to resist doing something. How do you do that?

According to a study nicely explained by Joachim de POSADA, the solution is quite simple:
Delayed gratification – think of the benefit you can get of resisting the urge to do that thing;
Distraction – focus your mind on something else, snap out of it.

PS, 2018.08.03: some people, after finding out about the famous Stanford marshmallow experiment, suggested one shouldn’t eat the marshmallow at all. :)

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1 Comment

  • nazia

    27 January 2011 - 08:25

    its a great sharing and nice blog i really like it and i hope that you will keep it up and share more informative things in the blog
    thanks and keep it up

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