Activation Energy Tue, Feb 03, 2015
One of my largest takeaways from the happiness advantage was the concept of "Activation Energy". To put it simply, Activation Energy is the amount of effort that it takes you to start something and the trick is to lower it whenever possible.
This concept can apply to any area of your life and I am sure it is something we all struggle with at times. We are all great at talking ourselves out of doing something that we don't necessarily want to do. The trick is not to force yourself to jump higher or test your will power, but to get rid of the hurdle altogether and make it easier to say YES. If we lower the activation energy required to start something the more likely we are to actually start it.
New experiences are what keeps life interesting, so try something new!