Review your day each night before going to sleep

According to a new working paperfrom Harvard Business School, setting aside 15 minutes to write at the end of the workday is enough to make you better at your job.

“When people have the opportunity to reflect, they experience a boost in self-efficacy,” says HBS professor Francesca Gino. “They feel more confident that they can achieve things. As a result, they put more effort into what they’re doing and what they learn.”  Continue reading

Cooking Can Make You Happy

In my Science of Willpower class this week, we talked about moral licensing—giving yourself permission to do something “bad” (e.g. have dessert, spend extra money) because you’ve been so “good” (e.g. going to the gym, working late). Although you may feel like you are treating yourself, this kind of rationalization sabotages Continue reading