Science has shown that by changing the environment around us, we can unconsciously change the way we make decisions. This concept is called choice architecture, and it was originally used in behavioral economics to shape the way customers buy products. However, it can also be used to stop negative behaviors or promote positive behaviors that are aligned with your goals.
1. The environment around you shapes every single decision you make, whether you are aware of it or not.
2. Willpower is a finite resource, meaning it is constantly used up throughout the day. When willpower is low, we tend to make worse choices.
3. By making small adjustments to the environment around us, we can create better default choices without having to rely on willpower.