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Check What You’re Checking

A lot of self-help concentrates on conscious behaviours — what we choose to do.

Self-help often trips itself up over unconscious behaviours. So all that time we’re reading articles about journalling, we may be missing the very things that make us think we need something like journalling to “make the difference.”

Here is a deliberately low-level example. I check my phone too often. Whenever I hear the beep, I…