Tricking yourself into doing what you should

Psychologists call it temptation bundling when we pair something we want to do with something we know we should do.

I want to listen to a podcast or newly released live music, so I make sure I commit to doing it only while I’m running, cleaning the house, doing mindless administrative tasks, or anything else that feels more like a “should”.

Pairing wants with should’s is an effective psychological hack, because you can actually look forward to the activity and be productive.

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