15 Little Experiments That Can Change Your Life
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I ve always had trouble waking up in the morning, so I downloaded this app on my phone that makes you do math problems to hit the snooze. I became a master at doing semi complicated math so that I could go back to sleep. I then added a barcode scanning task as well. The problem was that I d leave the pre scanned item too close to my bed.
Recently, I ve found sucess by leaving the pre scanned item in another room, therefore I m awake and out of bed.
Doing tests and experiments on how I can improve myself, has been one of the best habits I ever learned when I was little. It’s kept me going through alot of tough times, realizing it doesn’t matter where you came from, what you look like, or what people think of you; just jump at any opportunity to improve yourself, set high goals, reach for the stars (without hurting anyone) and believe you can do it. It’s this kind of thinking (I believe) everyone who wants to be successful should have.
When I worked in retail behind a counter of a packaging and shipping store, I tested phrasing to see what would result in the highest sales. Things like “is this an item you would feel comfortable losing” instead of “would you like insurance” or “would you like expedited shipping” always worked better. During the holidays when we collected donations, I played with my phrasing until I said the same thing to every customer, brought in the most donations, and my store’s donation revenue was up 10-fold from the previous year. I got to experiment with how intimate you could make a conversation with a customer without getting inappropriate, which usually increased sales. I tweaked my method often, but that job allowed me to perform extremely effective tests in a safe environment and I feel much more confident in how I speak to others.
Melissa Moody this is exactly what I’ve been looking for. can you point me to more examples? thank you !
Sounds like you also need to start your YouTube channel.
I had huge social phobia for years, and did a ton of testing to get over it. At school it was a constant, painful try-and fail cycle. I gained confidence through some things (debate club, mostly), but later I suddenly became agoraphobic. So I changed my approach, and chased my internal weaknesses instead. I also asked people close to me about what I should improve, externally-I quit guessing myself. It’s wild how differently we can see ourselves! That’s how I learned my voice needed fixing too, which I did. Participating in a theatrical team was a huge problem-spotting boost. Now I’m not afraid to go out of the house and speak anymore. And even found a job in sales.
I love tests to. It’s like a fun game to me to solve problems through awareness. I’m going to share this with my sons. I think they could relate to you.
I was in job where I tanked politically by exposing illegal shenanigans of others. They decided to punish me by forcing me to do presentations for the department every week for months. I was terrified of public speaking, and completely shocked by this new requirement. But each week, I told myself I was going to get a little better in some small way, and I wasn’t going to quit. Each week, I did. Until finally, after a few weeks into it, I discovered that instead of a weakness for speaking, I was actually quite good at it.
Wanted to confirm if my mind worked better at night or in the morning. So checked how long it took me to solve a difficult Sudoku puzzle in the morning and in the evening. Apparently, as much as I like to stay up late, my mind actually works better (faster?) in the morning.
Problem: wasting time.
Solution: “Okay I’ll start now but just as soon as I get tired — I’ll stop”. => Work done, no fatigue.
WORKS EVERY TIME.
I love tests. I love every kind of test.
I just want to take all of them, but I can’t, can’t take every test…
can’t take every test…
so anyway, I am a test lover, and I like to run.
I’m sorry I’m thinking about tests again
can’t take every test… can’t take every test…
I lost 75lbs by reducing caloric intake and moving more. A lot of the move more was really a stand up desk at work. I still ate whatever, just a lot less of it. Oh and no soda of any kind. Just water or unsweetened tea. A coke every now and again as a treat. I am not made of stone! No real exercise either. Never counted calories, but I guess I kept it under 1500 a day. Probably closer to 1000. Didn’t care if that was healthy or not. Just didn’t want to be 300lbs anymore.
Test for avoiding laziness to go to the gym.
Every day I went from work and I am to tired to go to the gym so I used to rest for a while layed in my coach. But then it was even more harder for me to get up and go to the gym. So I tried not to rest when I came home, just change my clothes, eat something and go directly to the gym. It works and now I feel great.
Problem: Too much social media time
Solution: Allocate 15min a day for social media only and time it. Seriously, set up an alarm and do it! Better than checking every 7 min for 5 minutes and getting distracted
I had the problem of being lazy on certain tasks (procrastination). It took me a while, but now I’ve made a sport out of it. Everytime I think of something productive I could do now, I instantly accept it and start doing it. I thought of this mechanism, tested it and it worked out great. You kind of trick your brain, so that it doesn’t come up with excuses in the seconds after you’ve had the thought. Greets from Germany
I told my mind to wake up early then I woke up at 3:23 AM
Inshirah Ali lol
I always Think of creating value, it’s My fokus, that is what gets me going and it gets right back to you 😉
I just had a blood test ! Would that be of any help ??
one of my best tests is that I was trying to work out regularly and eating healthy since last year. Now, my body is in the best shape of my life, I have stamina and longevity. I got a lot of compliment about my look as well.
How to keep the girl chasing.. After having a really good interaction with the girl,
Be UNAVAILABLE!. Don’t communicate, give space… Works like a charm.
I personally have never had a desire to work out maybe it’s because I’m always walking and getting in my cardio I never need to go to the gym
Problem: I’m cynical about self-help gurus.
Result: Put one self help guru’s tip to practice, eg. Waking up before 5am. Stick by it until it becomes habitual. You will realise that you indeed will gain more free time to pursue your interest and be more productive. Bottom line: You won’t know unless you’ve tried and persevere through it.