Experiment with Small Behavior Change
Changing habits can be difficult, so it’s helpful to know if the benefit of a change will be greater than the effort involved. In this episode we’re sharing a simple exercise from psychologist Shawn T. Smith that will help you to experiment with small behavior change methodically and in easy steps.
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook The User’s Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It. Written by psychologist Shawn T. Smith, this audiobook helps listeners override the mind’s natural impulses toward worry, self-criticism, and fear and act in ways that promote healthy well-being. This audiobook is filled with advice and exercises to help you overrule your thoughts and feelings and take charge of your life.
What’s in this episode?
In today’s episode, Dr. Smith shares an exercise that will help you learn what kind of changes will have the most benefit for you. These changes might be in the realm of diet, exercise, sleep, or any other lifestyle change you might be contemplating. The exercise helps you to experiment with small behavior change to determine if the new changes will ultimately be beneficial for you.
This audiobook is about living with our minds when our minds are driving us crazy. It’s about understanding what the mind is doing, why it is doing it, and how we can live our lives anyway. It is about gently taking the reins when our minds are blocking our way.