How To Achieve A Goal (According To Behavioral Science) : Life Kit – NPR

She says that if we apply these lessons more widely, they have life-lengthening and even lifesaving potential. This knowledge is for anyone who has a goal and wants to reach it — or the managers and mentors helping employees get there. One group was encouraged to go to the gym at that set time for each visit, while members of the second group got a reminder to go at their "ideal" time but were encouraged to work out whenever they could fit it in. "When we just look at when people choose to pursue healthy activities or start new goals, Mondays are a big motive, " Milkman says.

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