10 unexpected pluses of bad mood


Psychologists from Ghent University (Belgium) found that those whose mood changed from sad to joyful throughout the day, are more enthusiastically working (as opposed to those who were in the same mood during the day). In their opinion, this proves the importance of emotional switching to maintain the rhythm. "We need to understand that stressful events, such as conflicts with colleagues, mistakes and failures, are an inevitable part of the work process," the researchers say. - Negative experience spurs people to action and forces them to be collected. "

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2. Accept your sadness and it will less bother you

Sometimes we are more concerned not with the emotions themselves, but with the fact that they seem to us to be wrong and irrelevant. Psychologist Gloria Luong and her colleagues interviewed 365 students about how they relate to positive and negative emotions. Then within three weeks, the researchers observed them and recorded how these or other emotions influenced their psychological state. In general, most young people demonstrated the expected consequences of emotions (for example, complained of fatigue and headache due to depression and, conversely, did not notice them in a state of recovery).But it turned out that those who treated calmly negative emotions suffered less from them. And those who were angry with themselves because of their depression, experienced an even greater decline in their strength.

via GIPHY

3. Sometimes it's useful to cry well

In some cases, instead of restraining tears coming up to the eyes, it's worth letting them splash out. In the experiment of the American psychologist Lauren Bilsma (Lauren Bylsma), 97 girls-students marked in the diary for one or two months episodes when they could not hold back tears. 60% reported that their mood after crying has not changed. But 30% admitted that they felt better. At the same time, the stronger (but not long) there was the crying attack, the more the relief followed.

via GIPHY

4. We are more persuasive when we are sad

Psychologists from the University of South Wales (Australia) showed volunteers small films to make them sad or cheerful. Then they were asked to come up with arguments to convince the imaginary interlocutor in their view of the controversial issue. This experience was repeated several times several times, and always those who were in a bad mood, offered more convincing arguments.According to the authors, sadness encourages people to be more focused and cautious.

via GIPHY

5. Easy depression helps to better feel the emotions of others

In a state of depression, a person often feels lonely and separated from the outside world. But psychologists at the University of Queens (Canada) found that mild depression actually increases the ability to recognize people's emotions from photographs that only the eyes could see. However, there is one nuance: depression is usually accompanied by low self-esteem, and people exposed to it, can not always correctly interpret other people's emotions (for example, think that others are angry with them or condemn them).

via GIPHY

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Are you sad: is it spleen or depression?

6. Bad mood does not reduce mental acuity

Can I work regardless of my mood? Psychologists at the University of Goldsmith (UK) suggested that participants in their research should perform various intellectual tests for concentration, memory and processing speed within five days. Every day before the work began, participants filled out a questionnaire about their mood.Indicators of productivity and mood fluctuated throughout the study, but in general, the relationship between them was not revealed. In other words, a bad mood did not affect the work of the mind.

via GIPHY

7. Sadness stimulates analytical thinking

In the experiment of Dutch psychologists, students who studied business, listened to instructions and motivating speech from their curator for video communication. In one case, the curator spoke with a confident and cheerful voice, smiled and with all his kind radiated joy, in the other, on the contrary, looked worried and upset. Those students who listened to the curator's instructions in good spirits showed themselves better when carrying out assignments for creativity. But those who saw the second record, coped better with games on analytical thinking.

via GIPHY

8. Sadness makes us more attentive

Australian psychologists also found that people in a depressed mood are more sensitive to inconsistencies in information. Researchers showed the volunteers a film about a road accident, and then some of them were asked to recall sad events from life.After a while they were asked questions about the film, among which were tricks (for example, "Have you noticed a fireman with a hose?"). Those who were reminded of the events associated with a sense of sadness, were more likely to determine the catch and, on the whole, were more accurate.

via GIPHY

9. When we are sad, we are more difficult to deceive

The same scientists found that sad people better calculate liars by their facial expressions, gestures and other signs. Participants in the study were shown video tapes, where people testified about the theft. Some of them spoke the truth, others lied. Those who watched films with a sad end before the experience began, most often pointed to deceivers.

via GIPHY

10. Sadness is a sign of a meaningful life.

They say that only a fool is always happy. An American poll published in 2013 showed that those who considered their lives meaningful are also more likely to experience anxiety, stress and anxiety. "People who sacrifice their pleasure in order to do something constructive for society, make an important contribution to its development," says psychologist Roy Baumeister. "We should encourage people to act, despite the possibility of losing peace and instant happiness."

For more information, see the BPS Research Digest website.

Read also Depression: how to recognize the danger?Depression: how to recognize the danger?

Depression, sadness, apathy ... Perhaps we just do not have enough sun. And if the cause is deeper? Depression can not be underestimated: it can take months and even years of life for us to take longer.

How correctly to worry for others?How correctly to worry for others?

I wanted to write about this six years ago, when my husband had a stroke. But at first it was not up to that, and then it was not until that, and it really began to seem quite unnecessary.

Text: Prepared by Anton Soldatov
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10 unexpected pluses of bad mood


Psychologists from Ghent University (Belgium) found that those whose mood changed from sad to joyful throughout the day, are more enthusiastically working (as opposed to those who were in the same mood during the day). In their opinion, this proves the importance of emotional switching to maintain the rhythm. "We need to understand that stressful events, such as conflicts with colleagues, mistakes and failures, are an inevitable part of the work process," the researchers say. - Negative experience spurs people to action and forces them to be collected. "

via GIPHY

2. Accept your sadness and it will less bother you

Sometimes we are more concerned not with the emotions themselves, but with the fact that they seem to us to be wrong and irrelevant. Psychologist Gloria Luong and her colleagues interviewed 365 students about how they relate to positive and negative emotions. Then within three weeks, the researchers observed them and recorded how these or other emotions influenced their psychological state. In general, most young people demonstrated the expected consequences of emotions (for example, complained of fatigue and headache due to depression and, conversely, did not notice them in a state of recovery).But it turned out that those who treated calmly negative emotions suffered less from them. And those who were angry with themselves because of their depression, experienced an even greater decline in their strength.

via GIPHY

3. Sometimes it's useful to cry well

In some cases, instead of restraining tears coming up to the eyes, it's worth letting them splash out. In the experiment of the American psychologist Lauren Bilsma (Lauren Bylsma), 97 girls-students marked in the diary for one or two months episodes when they could not hold back tears. 60% reported that their mood after crying has not changed. But 30% admitted that they felt better. At the same time, the stronger (but not long) there was the crying attack, the more the relief followed.

via GIPHY

4. We are more persuasive when we are sad

Psychologists from the University of South Wales (Australia) showed volunteers small films to make them sad or cheerful. Then they were asked to come up with arguments to convince the imaginary interlocutor in their view of the controversial issue. This experience was repeated several times several times, and always those who were in a bad mood, offered more convincing arguments.According to the authors, sadness encourages people to be more focused and cautious.

via GIPHY

5. Easy depression helps to better feel the emotions of others

In a state of depression, a person often feels lonely and separated from the outside world. But psychologists at the University of Queens (Canada) found that mild depression actually increases the ability to recognize people's emotions from photographs that only the eyes could see. However, there is one nuance: depression is usually accompanied by low self-esteem, and people exposed to it, can not always correctly interpret other people's emotions (for example, think that others are angry with them or condemn them).

via GIPHY

take the tests

Are you sad: is it spleen or depression?

6. Bad mood does not reduce mental acuity

Can I work regardless of my mood? Psychologists at the University of Goldsmith (UK) suggested that participants in their research should perform various intellectual tests for concentration, memory and processing speed within five days. Every day before the work began, participants filled out a questionnaire about their mood.Indicators of productivity and mood fluctuated throughout the study, but in general, the relationship between them was not revealed. In other words, a bad mood did not affect the work of the mind.

via GIPHY

7. Sadness stimulates analytical thinking

In the experiment of Dutch psychologists, students who studied business, listened to instructions and motivating speech from their curator for video communication. In one case, the curator spoke with a confident and cheerful voice, smiled and with all his kind radiated joy, in the other, on the contrary, looked worried and upset. Those students who listened to the curator's instructions in good spirits showed themselves better when carrying out assignments for creativity. But those who saw the second record, coped better with games on analytical thinking.

via GIPHY

8. Sadness makes us more attentive

Australian psychologists also found that people in a depressed mood are more sensitive to inconsistencies in information. Researchers showed the volunteers a film about a road accident, and then some of them were asked to recall sad events from life.After a while they were asked questions about the film, among which were tricks (for example, "Have you noticed a fireman with a hose?"). Those who were reminded of the events associated with a sense of sadness, were more likely to determine the catch and, on the whole, were more accurate.

via GIPHY

9. When we are sad, we are more difficult to deceive

The same scientists found that sad people better calculate liars by their facial expressions, gestures and other signs. Participants in the study were shown video tapes, where people testified about the theft. Some of them spoke the truth, others lied. Those who watched films with a sad end before the experience began, most often pointed to deceivers.

via GIPHY

10. Sadness is a sign of a meaningful life.

They say that only a fool is always happy. An American poll published in 2013 showed that those who considered their lives meaningful are also more likely to experience anxiety, stress and anxiety. "People who sacrifice their pleasure in order to do something constructive for society, make an important contribution to its development," says psychologist Roy Baumeister. "We should encourage people to act, despite the possibility of losing peace and instant happiness."

For more information, see the BPS Research Digest website.

Read also Depression: how to recognize the danger?Depression: how to recognize the danger?

Depression, sadness, apathy ... Perhaps we just do not have enough sun. And if the cause is deeper? Depression can not be underestimated: it can take months and even years of life for us to take longer.

How correctly to worry for others?How correctly to worry for others?

I wanted to write about this six years ago, when my husband had a stroke. But at first it was not up to that, and then it was not until that, and it really began to seem quite unnecessary.

Text: Prepared by Anton Soldatov
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How correctly to worry for others?


But last night, when I was standing by the hospital elevator, almost moving down the stenochke and trying to remember if I ate anything at all for the day, my phone rang. Our old friend called. "Well," I heard demanding. "Tell me what happened to Sergei." I told. "Well, you keep us informed," they told me in response. "Call us at least once a day." I answered that it was impossible. I can not call a few dozen people a day. The acquaintance was offended. "Well, is it better, is it, if I call you every day?" She said.

And at that moment I realized that I would still write this hard text. Not for such people - they certainly can not be altered - but for yourself. Our life is so arranged that misfortunes happen in it. The people we know are in hospital with terrible diagnoses, fall into road accidents, become victims of bandits, disappear altogether. We react to this very emotionally, we experience, we want to learn the details, do something. And sometimes, on the wave of our experiences, we do something that only worsens the already difficult situation. I understand that I do it myself.

So I decided to write down everything that I see from the inside, and promised myself to reread this record when next time I encounter someone's grief "outside".

So, what to do, or, rather, what not to do.

1. Do not call relatives.

Of course, if you are a best friend and are sure that one sound of your voice will be a support to people on the other end of the wire, it's another matter. But if you are a colleague, a classmate, a classmate, a drinking companion, a dance partner or a fishing partner, if you've rested on a campsite or played in the sand (the list is surprisingly diverse and endless) - do not call.

Close people are not up to you. Yes, you are very worried and want to know all the details, but try to remember that the relatives are much, much worse than you. They are exhausted morally and physically, they have experienced terrible scenes, soul-taking conversations, they are talked out with doctors or the police, they are scared, they cry and tremble with fatigue. They can not relax and must constantly make important decisions.

And in this case, no one cancels all the necessities of ordinary life. From the outside, it may seem that grief is all that is happening now in people, but in fact, even among grief, children should go to school and to a kindergarten, someone should cook dinner and walk with a dog, and work remains work.And it also happens that the work of a "retired" family member becomes an additional job of the remaining ones.

In addition, the phone is needed by close people for important things. I remember how six years ago I held the phone in my hands and waited for a call for transportation to another hospital. I could hardly get the translation and could not miss this call - there was nowhere to call back - and at that time my colleague called me. I beat her call - she called on a new one. And so six times in a row.

From calls, the phone is discharged much faster. And there is nowhere to charge it.

2. Separately: if the person is in the hospital, do not call the hospital department. Last time we had this accident with this item. Everyone was sitting at home and very worried, and so they broke off the phone in the intensive care unit, where the staff already have something to do. And I went to the hospital, trying to see a doctor at least one eye, and be sure, on the second day, I was flown by the first number because of these calls. You can be the world's best specialist in medicine, able to give staff a lot of valuable advice. But the patient's health will depend not on you, but on the nurse. Do not annoy nurses.

3.If you absolutely want to contact your relatives - write. Esemaschi, letters, replicas in the chat. They can be read when convenient.

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4. Do not question, either verbally or in writing. Think honestly: why do you need more details? If to you them inform, it something will help the patient (suffered, gone ...)? Honestly - it's just a manifestation of ordinary human curiosity, which as a magnet is attracted to misfortunes.

To repeat again and again disappointing forecasts, heartbreaking details and sad statistics is very painful. And even when the forecasts are comforting, and the statistics are encouraging, it is very painful all the same. Today, they are comforting, but tomorrow there is no more, everything is changing, and no one will give guarantees. If you absolutely do not care, find those who know more - we have an age of digital technology, after all. Leave relatives alone.

Special greetings to those who require that they are informed daily about the state of affairs, "because they are very worried." Count how many close relatives there are - children, parents, sisters, brothers. We, for example, have ten of them.Naturally, they want to know what's going on, and have, oddly enough, this priority right. Only to tell the events of the day to close relatives, it takes a long time.

5. Do not ask for answers to your letters and messages. Do not ask: "Do I need to help?" Simply write: "I can help." I answered several dozen messages yesterday. Answered, because some people are very trembling and offended, if they do not answer.

6. If you want to share a useful contact, do the same: write a message with full information. The same rule: do not ask "to send a phone?" - just send, do not write "agree on a consultation?" - write "I can agree". And leave for relatives the right not to use your advice. From the outside it is difficult to understand, but a fruitless correspondence on the topic "why we do not need it now" takes away the last forces, which are not already there.

7. Offer only that help, which you will precisely render. When everything happened last time, we did not have a car. And four people wrote that they can help with it, if necessary. And when it was necessary, three of them could not. It was very unpleasant. It's hard to ask. Always.And then I had to ask four people in a row. If you promised to help with the car, and at the right time you can not help in any way, just make sure that the car was.

8. Do not offer "any help". Offer specific. In some cases, help is needed a lot and different, but no one will ask for anything with your "any help". All the same: it is difficult to ask, everyone tries to cope on their own. Nobody will call you with a request to cook dinner or do lessons with the children. Think about what you are really ready and can do. To walk with a dog on Thursdays? Watering neighbor beds? Make some work? This and propose.

9. About money. It is very difficult to accept money. (Yes, of course, sometimes money is collected for surgery, treatment, and so on, but I'm not talking about this case) Ask: "Do you need money?" - and you will be guaranteed "no". It's like with "any help", consider what you did not offer. If you really want to help someone with money, do not ask if they are needed. Say: "We collected money. How can they be transferred? "Or just bring it and give it away.

10. Do not pump. Do not say "horror", "nightmare", "and for what you such punishment", "she is so young", "he was just going to" ... Do not hurt the patient. From the repeated "horror" everything seems even more terrible.

Some people begin to tell in detail how they are upset, others begin to cry in the tube, and they have to be consoled ... Perhaps these people think that they thereby help: loved ones feel that they are not alone, that others are experiencing too. But the harsh truth of life is that after a conversation these - in fact, unrequitedly experiencing - people will go to work, either in a cafe, or at an airport, or at a theater. And relatives will remain in the never-ending nightmare of a broken life. Do not intensify the feeling of a nightmare with your conversations.

11. Do not use someone else's misfortune to realize your messianic inclinations. This cumbersome euphemism is used here to replace the extremely rude expression of "shove yourself in the ass." But honestly, when a person is in intensive care, and you call with a demand to immediately tell the exact time and place of his birth in order to make a horoscope; or they want to transfer a 100 per cent Indian amulet so that you secretly deliver it to the patient through the window (on the third floor) at night; or even just say that you should immediately go to the Tula region to the miraculous icon (and all this I listened to last time),- it is very difficult to stay within the literary language.

12. To tell how to behave yourself, so that misfortune does not happen, is also not worth it. It has already happened. Say that you sympathize, and demonstrate your mind and foresight in other situations.

13. Forget the phrase "Everything will be fine." Who are you to ensure a successful outcome in a situation where everything can be very bad? God? Then, it's OK. Thank God. But if you are not him, this advertising slogan will immediately show that you are somewhere very far from sympathy and understanding.

14. Even if you obstinately do everything from which I asked you to abstain, yet, please, do not do one thing: do not touch the children. Do not call the children, do not try to get any information from them. Children are terribly worried about their loved ones. As a rule, they did not come across grief. They do not know what to do with it, how to behave. Do not ask them about anything, even if you meet by chance. Keep silent. Hug and give the sweet. I will never forget how the teacher of our son asked him for the whole class: "Petya, what, does the father have a stroke? And how is he? "And Papa is in intensive care, and whether he will survive is incomprehensible.

15.It seems to me that many difficulties arise because people feel obligated to help in sorrow, believe that it would be right to do so, but in fact they do not have the strength or the capabilities to do so. They themselves are angry with themselves and do all kinds of strange things because of this. In fact, there is no such duty - to help without fail, everyone lives their own lives, and that's normal. Do not do anything strained. The most necessary and effective is simple words of support and sympathy. If you have them. If they are not there, do not squeeze them - no and no, this is also normal.

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10 unexpected pluses of bad mood


Psychologists from Ghent University (Belgium) found that those whose mood changed from sad to joyful throughout the day, are more enthusiastically working (as opposed to those who were in the same mood during the day). In their opinion, this proves the importance of emotional switching to maintain the rhythm. "We need to understand that stressful events, such as conflicts with colleagues, mistakes and failures, are an inevitable part of the work process," the researchers say. - Negative experience spurs people to action and forces them to be collected. "

via GIPHY

2. Accept your sadness and it will less bother you

Sometimes we are more concerned not with the emotions themselves, but with the fact that they seem to us to be wrong and irrelevant. Psychologist Gloria Luong and her colleagues interviewed 365 students about how they relate to positive and negative emotions. Then within three weeks, the researchers observed them and recorded how these or other emotions influenced their psychological state. In general, most young people demonstrated the expected consequences of emotions (for example, complained of fatigue and headache due to depression and, conversely, did not notice them in a state of recovery).But it turned out that those who treated calmly negative emotions suffered less from them. And those who were angry with themselves because of their depression, experienced an even greater decline in their strength.

via GIPHY

3. Sometimes it is useful to cry well

In some cases, instead of restraining tears coming up to the eyes, it's worth letting them splash out. In the experiment of the American psychologist Lauren Bilsma (Lauren Bylsma), 97 girls-students marked in the diary for one or two months episodes when they could not hold back tears. 60% reported that their mood after crying has not changed. But 30% admitted that they felt better. At the same time, the stronger (but not long) there was the crying attack, the more the relief followed.

via GIPHY

4. We are more persuasive when we are sad

Psychologists from the University of South Wales (Australia) showed volunteers small films to make them sad or cheerful. Then they were asked to come up with arguments to convince the imaginary interlocutor in their view of the controversial issue. This experience was repeated several times several times, and always those who were in a bad mood, offered more convincing arguments.According to the authors, sadness encourages people to be more focused and cautious.

via GIPHY

5. Easy depression helps to better feel the emotions of others

In a state of depression, a person often feels lonely and separated from the outside world. But psychologists at the University of Queens (Canada) found that mild depression actually increases the ability to recognize people's emotions from photographs that only the eyes could see. However, there is one nuance: depression is usually accompanied by low self-esteem, and people exposed to it, can not always correctly interpret other people's emotions (for example, think that others are angry with them or condemn them).

via GIPHY

take the tests

Are you sad: is it spleen or depression?

6. Bad mood does not reduce mental acuity

Can I work regardless of my mood? Psychologists at the University of Goldsmith (UK) suggested that participants in their research should perform various intellectual tests for concentration, memory and processing speed within five days. Every day before the work began, participants filled out a questionnaire about their mood.Indicators of productivity and mood fluctuated throughout the study, but in general, the relationship between them was not revealed. In other words, a bad mood did not affect the work of the mind.

via GIPHY

7. Sadness stimulates analytical thinking

In the experiment of Dutch psychologists, students who studied business, listened to instructions and motivating speech from their curator for video communication. In one case, the curator spoke with a confident and cheerful voice, smiled and with all his kind radiated joy, in the other, on the contrary, looked worried and upset. Those students who listened to the curator's instructions in good spirits showed themselves better when carrying out assignments for creativity. But those who saw the second record, coped better with games on analytical thinking.

via GIPHY

8. Sadness makes us more attentive

Australian psychologists also found that people in a depressed mood are more sensitive to inconsistencies in information. Researchers showed the volunteers a film about a road accident, and then some of them were asked to recall sad events from life.After a while they were asked questions about the film, among which were tricks (for example, "Have you noticed a fireman with a hose?"). Those who were reminded of the events associated with a sense of sadness, were more likely to determine the catch and, on the whole, were more accurate.

via GIPHY

9. When we are sad, we are more difficult to deceive

The same scientists found that sad people better calculate liars by their facial expressions, gestures and other signs. Participants in the study were shown video tapes, where people testified about the theft. Some of them spoke the truth, others lied. Those who watched films with a sad end before the experience began, most often pointed to deceivers.

via GIPHY

10. Sadness is a sign of a meaningful life.

They say that only a fool is always happy. An American poll published in 2013 showed that those who considered their lives meaningful are also more likely to experience anxiety, stress and anxiety. "People who sacrifice their pleasure in order to do something constructive for society, make an important contribution to its development," says psychologist Roy Baumeister. "We should encourage people to act, despite the possibility of losing peace and instant happiness."

For more information, see the BPS Research Digest website.

Read also Depression: how to recognize the danger?Depression: how to recognize the danger?

Depression, sadness, apathy ... Perhaps we just do not have enough sun. And if the cause is deeper? Depression can not be underestimated: it can take months and even years of life for us to take longer.

How correctly to worry for others?How correctly to worry for others?

I wanted to write about this six years ago, when my husband had a stroke. But at first it was not up to that, and then it was not until that, and it really began to seem quite unnecessary.

Text: Prepared by Anton Soldatov
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6 unusual ideas to motivate yourself to play sports


If a new acquaintance evokes pleasant emotions, you will most likely be happy to see him again. The same rule is true for sports1. Those who before the training remembered the successful past training, attended the gym more often and with pleasure. If a happy picture does not arise in your head, try to create it yourself. Headphones with your favorite music in your ears, sneakers on your feet - and forward, create a memory!

2. Do not seek to "do exercises." Look for pleasure!

We often look at sport as a way to shape ourselves. And it is right. But it can also be a source of joy. Those who talk about sports as a game, more often use the words "pleasure", "challenge", "excitement." Those for whom sports are primarily exercises, focus on appearance, weight and the fight against stress. Studies show that internal motivation works better when we need to learn and fix a new habit. Find the inner drive that will fill with energy. Do you like to fight alone? Sign up for the fight. Do you prefer noisy companies? Often play with friends in Frisbee.Or just adjust yourself to the fact that from the next Sunday you are preparing for a cyclosross.

3. Do not train next to the smartest person in the room

Advertising of fitness clubs entices us with photos of models and athletes with ideal muscles. But meeting with such a person in the hall will not add motivation. On the contrary, you will rather do less and go home with an unpleasant feeling.

In 2007, psychologists conducted a study on the way in which the type of desired body affects our motivation. The first participant was engaged on the treadmill next to the sportswoman, who wore a tight top and short shorts. The second was in the company of the same woman, but in a shapeless sports suit. In the first case, the participant spent less time in the gym, and her self-esteem worsened. The second, on the contrary, trained longer and in the end did not feel displeased with themselves.

4. Do not think about the shortcomings of your body

If your internal coach behaves the way it does on this video - perhaps you should give him a resignation. According to a recent study, the frequency of sports is associated with three things3:

  • satisfaction with your body
  • attention to its needs
  • joy of knowing what it is capable of

But none of these points will not give the desired effect, if you think about your body with dislike. Do not imagine yourself a sculptor who carves a formless stone from a masterpiece. Rather, think of a gardener who is watching his garden. The trees in it are good on their own, but a couple of swings of scissors will only add to them charms.

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5. Adjust the training mode to suit yourself.

You found a program on the Net that promises a dream body for x months. But the first half hour of exercises squeezed you out like a lemon. The thought of repeating this nightmare horrifies you. "Probably, it's not for me," you decide. And you are mistaken. Those who adhere to the rigid program, not taking into account their condition, achieve less effect than those who choose exercises in accordance with their capabilities. Do not be slaves to the program and do not set records. Listen to your body and from time to time review the order and intensity of the exercises, the number of approaches and other parameters.

6. Stop concentrating on your laziness

Our psyche strives to ensure that reality is consistent with our self-image. If we build our inner image from negative traits - "I'm a worthless bummer, I have absolutely no willpower" - our brains will interpret the events in such a way as to confirm this image. Have you overslept your workout? Of course, what else can you expect from such a respect? Instead, try to think of yourself as a healthy person. Have you overslept? It's not so bad - sleep is also necessary. Moreover, you are a busy person, you need to restore strength. An important point: this does not mean that you need to justify your weaknesses. Just do not let them determine who you are. If we stumble, this is no reason not to go forward at all, right?

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1 Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2014, vol. 15.
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6 unusual ideas to motivate yourself to play sports


If a new acquaintance evokes pleasant emotions, you will most likely be happy to see him again. The same rule is true for sports1. Those who before the training remembered the successful past training, attended the gym more often and with pleasure. If a happy picture does not arise in your head, try to create it yourself. Headphones with your favorite music in your ears, sneakers on your feet - and forward, create a memory!

2. Do not seek to "do exercises." Look for pleasure!

We often look at sport as a way to shape ourselves. And it is right. But it can also be a source of joy. Those who talk about sports as a game, more often use the words "pleasure", "challenge", "excitement." Those for whom sports are primarily exercises, focus on appearance, weight and the fight against stress. Studies show that internal motivation works better when we need to learn and fix a new habit. Find the inner drive that will fill with energy. Do you like to fight alone? Sign up for the fight. Do you prefer noisy companies? Often play with friends in Frisbee.Or just adjust yourself to the fact that from the next Sunday you are preparing for a cyclosross.

3. Do not train next to the smartest person in the room

Advertising of fitness clubs entices us with photos of models and athletes with ideal muscles. But meeting with such a person in the hall will not add motivation. On the contrary, you will rather do less and go home with an unpleasant feeling.

In 2007, psychologists conducted a study on the way in which the type of desired body affects our motivation. The first participant was engaged on the treadmill next to the sportswoman, who wore a tight top and short shorts. The second was in the company of the same woman, but in a shapeless sports suit. In the first case, the participant spent less time in the gym, and her self-esteem worsened. The second, on the contrary, trained longer and in the end did not feel displeased with themselves.

4. Do not think about the shortcomings of your body

If your internal coach behaves the way it does on this video - perhaps you should give him a resignation. According to a recent study, the frequency of sports is associated with three things3:

  • satisfaction with your body
  • attention to its needs
  • joy of knowing what it is capable of

But none of these points will not give the desired effect, if you think about your body with dislike. Do not imagine yourself a sculptor who carves a formless stone from a masterpiece. Rather, think of a gardener who is watching his garden. The trees in it are good on their own, but a couple of swings of scissors will only add to them charms.

take the tests

Which sport suits you best?

5. Adjust the training mode to suit yourself.

You found a program on the Net that promises a dream body for x months. But the first half hour of exercises squeezed you out like a lemon. The thought of repeating this nightmare horrifies you. "Probably, it's not for me," you decide. And you are mistaken. Those who adhere to the rigid program, not taking into account their condition, achieve less effect than those who choose exercises in accordance with their capabilities. Do not be slaves to the program and do not set records. Listen to your body and from time to time review the order and intensity of the exercises, the number of approaches and other parameters.

6. Stop concentrating on your laziness

Our psyche strives to ensure that reality is consistent with our self-image. If we build our inner image from negative traits - "I'm a worthless bummer, I have absolutely no willpower" - our brains will interpret the events in such a way as to confirm this image. Have you overslept your workout? Of course, what else can you expect from such a respect? Instead, try to think of yourself as a healthy person. Have you overslept? It's not so bad - sleep is also necessary. Moreover, you are a busy person, you need to restore strength. An important point: this does not mean that you need to justify your weaknesses. Just do not let them determine who you are. If we stumble, this is no reason not to go forward at all, right?

For more information, see QuickAndDirtyTips.com

1 Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2014, vol. 15.
Подробнее

6 unusual ideas to motivate yourself to play sports


If a new acquaintance evokes pleasant emotions, you will most likely be happy to see him again. The same rule is true for sports1. Those who before the training remembered the successful past training, attended the gym more often and with pleasure. If a happy picture does not arise in your head, try to create it yourself. Headphones with your favorite music in your ears, sneakers on your feet - and forward, create a memory!

2. Do not seek to "do exercises." Look for pleasure!

We often look at sport as a way to shape ourselves. And it is right. But it can also be a source of joy. Those who talk about sports as a game, more often use the words "pleasure", "challenge", "excitement." Those for whom sports are primarily exercises, focus on appearance, weight and the fight against stress. Studies show that internal motivation works better when we need to learn and fix a new habit. Find the inner drive that will fill with energy. Do you like to fight alone? Sign up for the fight. Do you prefer noisy companies? Often play with friends in Frisbee.Or just adjust yourself to the fact that from the next Sunday you are preparing for a cyclosross.

3. Do not train next to the smartest person in the room

Advertising of fitness clubs entices us with photos of models and athletes with ideal muscles. But meeting with such a person in the hall will not add motivation. On the contrary, you will rather do less and go home with an unpleasant feeling.

In 2007, psychologists conducted a study on the way in which the type of desired body affects our motivation. The first participant was engaged on the treadmill next to the sportswoman, who wore a tight top and short shorts. The second was in the company of the same woman, but in a shapeless sports suit. In the first case, the participant spent less time in the gym, and her self-esteem worsened. The second, on the contrary, trained longer and in the end did not feel displeased with themselves.

4. Do not think about the shortcomings of your body

If your internal coach behaves the way it does on this video - perhaps you should give him a resignation. According to a recent study, the frequency of sports is associated with three things3:

  • satisfaction with your body
  • attention to its needs
  • joy of knowing what it is capable of

But none of these points will not give the desired effect, if you think about your body with dislike. Do not imagine yourself a sculptor who carves a formless stone from a masterpiece. Rather, think of a gardener who is watching his garden. The trees in it are good on their own, but a couple of swings of scissors will only add to them charms.

take the tests

Which sport suits you best?

5. Adjust the training mode to suit yourself.

You found a program on the Net that promises a dream body for x months. But the first half hour of exercises squeezed you out like a lemon. The thought of repeating this nightmare horrifies you. "Probably, it's not for me," you decide. And you are mistaken. Those who adhere to the rigid program, not taking into account their condition, achieve less effect than those who choose exercises in accordance with their capabilities. Do not be slaves to the program and do not set records. Listen to your body and from time to time review the order and intensity of the exercises, the number of approaches and other parameters.

6. Stop concentrating on your laziness

Our psyche strives to ensure that reality is consistent with our self-image. If we build our inner image from negative traits - "I'm a worthless bummer, I have absolutely no willpower" - our brains will interpret the events in such a way as to confirm this image. Have you overslept your workout? Of course, what else can you expect from such a respect? Instead, try to think of yourself as a healthy person. Have you overslept? It's not so bad - sleep is also necessary. Moreover, you are a busy person, you need to restore strength. An important point: this does not mean that you need to justify your weaknesses. Just do not let them determine who you are. If we stumble, this is no reason not to go forward at all, right?

For more information, see QuickAndDirtyTips.com

1 Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2014, vol. 15.
Подробнее

6 unusual ideas to motivate yourself to play sports


If a new acquaintance evokes pleasant emotions, you will most likely be happy to see him again. The same rule is true for sports1. Those who before the training remembered the successful past training, attended the gym more often and with pleasure. If a happy picture does not arise in your head, try to create it yourself. Headphones with your favorite music in your ears, sneakers on your feet - and forward, create a memory!

2. Do not seek to "do exercises." Look for pleasure!

We often look at sport as a way to shape ourselves. And it is right. But it can also be a source of joy. Those who talk about sports as a game, more often use the words "pleasure", "challenge", "excitement." Those for whom sports are primarily exercises, focus on appearance, weight and the fight against stress. Studies show that internal motivation works better when we need to learn and fix a new habit. Find the inner drive that will fill with energy. Do you like to fight alone? Sign up for the fight. Do you prefer noisy companies? Often play with friends in Frisbee.Or just adjust yourself to the fact that from the next Sunday you are preparing for a cyclosross.

3. Do not train next to the smartest person in the room

Advertising of fitness clubs entices us with photos of models and athletes with ideal muscles. But meeting with such a person in the hall will not add motivation. On the contrary, you will rather do less and go home with an unpleasant feeling.

In 2007, psychologists conducted a study on the way in which the type of desired body affects our motivation. The first participant was engaged on the treadmill next to the sportswoman, who wore a tight top and short shorts. The second was in the company of the same woman, but in a shapeless sports suit. In the first case, the participant spent less time in the gym, and her self-esteem worsened. The second, on the contrary, trained longer and in the end did not feel displeased with themselves.

4. Do not think about the shortcomings of your body

If your internal coach behaves the way it does on this video - perhaps you should give him a resignation. According to a recent study, the frequency of sports is associated with three things3:

  • satisfaction with your body
  • attention to its needs
  • joy of knowing what it is capable of

But none of these points will not give the desired effect, if you think about your body with dislike. Do not imagine yourself a sculptor who carves a formless stone from a masterpiece. Rather, think of a gardener who is watching his garden. The trees in it are good on their own, but a couple of swings of scissors will only add to them charms.

take the tests

Which sport suits you best?

5. Adjust the training mode to suit yourself.

You found a program on the Net that promises a dream body for x months. But the first half hour of exercises squeezed you out like a lemon. The thought of repeating this nightmare horrifies you. "Probably, it's not for me," you decide. And you are mistaken. Those who adhere to the rigid program, not taking into account their condition, achieve less effect than those who choose exercises in accordance with their capabilities. Do not be slaves to the program and do not set records. Listen to your body and from time to time review the order and intensity of the exercises, the number of approaches and other parameters.

6. Stop concentrating on your laziness

Our psyche strives to ensure that reality is consistent with our self-image. If we build our inner image from negative traits - "I'm a worthless bummer, I have absolutely no willpower" - our brains will interpret the events in such a way as to confirm this image. Have you overslept your workout? Of course, what else can you expect from such a respect? Instead, try to think of yourself as a healthy person. Have you overslept? It's not so bad - sleep is also necessary. Moreover, you are a busy person, you need to restore strength. An important point: this does not mean that you need to justify your weaknesses. Just do not let them determine who you are. If we stumble, this is no reason not to go forward at all, right?

For more information, see QuickAndDirtyTips.com

1 Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2014, vol. 15.
Подробнее

6 unusual ideas to motivate yourself to play sports


If a new acquaintance evokes pleasant emotions, you will most likely be happy to see him again. The same rule is true for sports1. Those who before the training remembered the successful past training, attended the gym more often and with pleasure. If a happy picture does not arise in your head, try to create it yourself. Headphones with your favorite music in your ears, sneakers on your feet - and forward, create a memory!

2. Do not seek to "do exercises." Look for pleasure!

We often look at sport as a way to shape ourselves. And it is right. But it can also be a source of joy. Those who talk about sports as a game, more often use the words "pleasure", "challenge", "excitement." Those for whom sports are primarily exercises, focus on appearance, weight and the fight against stress. Studies show that internal motivation works better when we need to learn and fix a new habit. Find the inner drive that will fill with energy. Do you like to fight alone? Sign up for the fight. Do you prefer noisy companies? Often play with friends in Frisbee.Or just adjust yourself to the fact that from the next Sunday you are preparing for a cyclosross.

3. Do not train next to the smartest person in the room

Advertising of fitness clubs entices us with photos of models and athletes with ideal muscles. But meeting with such a person in the hall will not add motivation. On the contrary, you will rather do less and go home with an unpleasant feeling.

In 2007, psychologists conducted a study on the way in which the type of desired body affects our motivation. The first participant was engaged on the treadmill next to the sportswoman, who wore a tight top and short shorts. The second was in the company of the same woman, but in a shapeless sports suit. In the first case, the participant spent less time in the gym, and her self-esteem worsened. The second, on the contrary, trained longer and in the end did not feel displeased with themselves.

4. Do not think about the shortcomings of your body

If your internal coach behaves the way it does on this video - perhaps you should give him a resignation. According to a recent study, the frequency of sports is associated with three things3:

  • satisfaction with your body
  • attention to its needs
  • joy of knowing what it is capable of

But none of these points will not give the desired effect, if you think about your body with dislike. Do not imagine yourself a sculptor who carves a formless stone from a masterpiece. Rather, think of a gardener who is watching his garden. The trees in it are good on their own, but a couple of swings of scissors will only add to them charms.

take the tests

Which sport suits you best?

5. Adjust the training mode to suit yourself.

You found a program on the Net that promises a dream body for x months. But the first half hour of exercises squeezed you out like a lemon. The thought of repeating this nightmare horrifies you. "Probably, it's not for me," you decide. And you are mistaken. Those who adhere to a rigid program, not taking into account their condition, achieve less effect than those who choose exercises in accordance with their capabilities. Do not be slaves to the program and do not set records. Listen to your body and from time to time review the order and intensity of the exercises, the number of approaches and other parameters.

6. Stop concentrating on your laziness

Our psyche strives to ensure that reality is consistent with our self-image. If we build our inner image from negative traits - "I'm a worthless bummer, I have absolutely no willpower" - our brains will interpret the events in such a way as to confirm this image. Have you overslept your workout? Of course, what else can you expect from such a respect? Instead, try to think of yourself as a healthy person. Have you overslept? It's not so bad - sleep is also necessary. Moreover, you are a busy person, you need to restore strength. An important point: this does not mean that you need to justify your weaknesses. Just do not let them determine who you are. If we stumble, this is no reason not to go forward at all, right?

For more information, see QuickAndDirtyTips.com

1 Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2014, vol. 15.
Подробнее

6 unusual ideas to motivate yourself to play sports


If a new acquaintance evokes pleasant emotions, you will most likely be happy to see him again. The same rule is true for sports1. Those who before the training remembered the successful past training, attended the gym more often and with pleasure. If a happy picture does not arise in your head, try to create it yourself. Headphones with your favorite music in your ears, sneakers on your feet - and forward, create a memory!

2. Do not seek to "do exercises." Look for pleasure!

We often look at sport as a way to shape ourselves. And it is right. But it can also be a source of joy. Those who talk about sports as a game, more often use the words "pleasure", "challenge", "excitement." Those for whom sports are primarily exercises, focus on appearance, weight and the fight against stress. Studies show that internal motivation works better when we need to learn and fix a new habit. Find the inner drive that will fill with energy. Do you like to fight alone? Sign up for the fight. Do you prefer noisy companies? Often play with friends in Frisbee.Or just adjust yourself to the fact that from the next Sunday you are preparing for a cyclosross.

3. Do not train next to the smartest person in the room

Advertising of fitness clubs entices us with photos of models and athletes with ideal muscles. But meeting with such a person in the hall will not add motivation. On the contrary, you will rather do less and go home with an unpleasant feeling.

In 2007, psychologists conducted a study on the way in which the type of desired body affects our motivation. The first participant was engaged on the treadmill next to the sportswoman, who wore a tight top and short shorts. The second was in the company of the same woman, but in a shapeless sports suit. In the first case, the participant spent less time in the gym, and her self-esteem worsened. The second, on the contrary, trained longer and in the end did not feel displeased with themselves.

4. Do not think about the shortcomings of your body

If your internal coach behaves the way it does on this video - perhaps you should give him a resignation. According to a recent study, the frequency of sports is associated with three things3:

  • satisfaction with your body
  • attention to its needs
  • joy of knowing what it is capable of

But none of these points will not give the desired effect, if you think about your body with dislike. Do not imagine yourself as a sculptor, who carves a formless stone from a masterpiece. Rather, think of a gardener who is watching his garden. The trees in it are good on their own, but a couple of swings of scissors will only add to them charms.

take the tests

Which sport suits you best?

5. Adjust the training mode to suit yourself.

You found a program on the Net that promises a dream body for x months. But the first half hour of exercises squeezed you out like a lemon. The thought of repeating this nightmare horrifies you. "Probably, it's not for me," you decide. And you are mistaken. Those who adhere to a rigid program, not taking into account their condition, achieve less effect than those who choose exercises in accordance with their capabilities. Do not be slaves to the program and do not set records. Listen to your body and from time to time review the order and intensity of the exercises, the number of approaches and other parameters.

6. Stop concentrating on your laziness

Our psyche strives to ensure that reality is consistent with our self-image. If we build our inner image from negative traits - "I'm a worthless bummer, I have absolutely no willpower" - our brains will interpret the events in such a way as to confirm this image. Have you overslept your workout? Of course, what else can you expect from such a respect? Instead, try to think of yourself as a healthy person. Have you overslept? It's not so bad - sleep is also necessary. Moreover, you are a busy person, you need to restore strength. An important point: this does not mean that you need to justify your weaknesses. Just do not let them determine who you are. If we stumble, this is no reason not to go forward at all, right?

For more information, see QuickAndDirtyTips.com

1 Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2014, vol. 15.
Подробнее