Tag Archives: Psychology

Do the most unpleasant tasks first

Start your day by doing the most unpleasant tasks first.

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Most of us have a task or two on that we really don’t want to do, and we procrastinate by doing other, less difficult or unpleasant tasks, often reasoning that we need to do those first. This goes for work and non-work life. The scientific literature on self-control suggests that willpower, our ability to make ourselves do things, is a very limited resource, and is at its peak early in our day. Given that, it’s best to do the most unpleasant tasks first and move from those to progressively more pleasant tasks as the day goes on. This approach¬†will maximize our productivity.

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/01/the-worst-thing-on-your-to-do-list-first.html

5 Logical Fallacies That Make You Wrong More Than You Think

I like reading Cracked magazine. Those who don’t read it probably don’t realize that Cracked has standards beyond making you laugh. Many of its articles are based on science and provide sources. Liberties are taken in the name of humor, but you can generally see where.

This is one such article, in which the author explores 5 human tendencies that weaken our ability to reason.