Feeling Overwhelmed? Try Subtraction.

Humans have a tendency to add rather than subtract when facing challenges. In this Psychology Today article, it explores how to reduce feelings of overwhelm by approaching a problem through the lens of subtraction instead of addition.


Happy 2-Tips Tuesday!

Here are two ideas to consider this week.

By Jennifer Broxterman, RD


1. Feeling overwhelmed? Subtraction can lead to gains.

I often like to read psychology articles and books, because understanding how humans change their behavior is so relevant to nutrition coaching. Here’s a fantastic Psychology Today article I came across:

When You Feel Overwhelmed, Subtraction Can Lead to Gains

The main takeaway is that people have a bias towards solving problems by adding something new, and often forget that subtraction is a valid option.    


2. Quote:

"Information without implementation is CLUTTER."

– Bill Barren



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