A human brain is a complex machine that has numerous subconscious mental tricks and quirks up its sleeve.
And once you know how to tap into these psychological tricks, you can easily have a leg up in life.
So whether you want to succeed in your career, find your soul mate or be more socially confident, here are the 10 best psychology tricks that will blow your mind!
10 Psychology Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind
1) Placebo sleep improves brain function
Do you ever have trouble sleeping, wake up groggy, and lack energy the next day? Telling yourself that you had a good night’s sleep can make you feel relaxed and fresh.
Studies have found that if you truly believe that you had enough sleep the previous night, even when you didn’t, you will feel well-rested, more energetic, and experience better cognitive functioning.
Known as placebo sleep, this trick shows that we can tell ourselves that we are well-rested or feel tired, regardless of the actual quality of our sleep, which can affect our performance.
2) Warm hands create stronger impressions
We all know that handshakes are important for a great first impression, but did you know that the temperature of your hand matters too?
We subconsciously associate cold hands with unreliability and distrust, while warm hands are linked with a friendly and welcoming feeling.
So make sure to rub your hands together and warm them up before an important meeting or a job interview for that deal-sealing handshake.
3) Fewer choices make better decisions
Having multiple options can seem exciting when making a decision, but it can make you feel overwhelmed.
This is known as the “paradox of choice” effect. Studies show that a wide range of choice options can lead to poor behavioral outcomes and negative emotional states, leading to poor decisions.
On the other hand, when we have fewer options to choose from, we gain better clarity and make better decisions.
4) Noticing eye color boosts your charm
Maintaining eye contact can often be weird, but if you want to impress someone new without looking like a creep, then simply notice the color of their eye to maintain eye contact a little bit longer. But you don’t need to tell them obviously.
Scientists believe that these few extra moments of observing their eye color can instantly make you appear more attractive, charismatic, confident, and friendly.
5) Chewing gum reduces stress and anxiety
Do you get stressed and anxious before a big event? Popping a piece of gum can help us feel more relaxed and calmer as our brain tends to feel safe when we eat.
Studies have found that chewing gum under stress can reduce cortisol levels, relieve stress, anxiety & depression, increase focus, and improve mood & short-term memory.
So if you want to feel more at peace and comfortable during times of stress, keep a piece of gum around.