Tips, tricks and mistakes to avoid when motivating yourself, according to a psychologist

Professor Dan Ariely’s videos about psychology and motivation have wracked up more than eight million views on YouTube …

Even Ariely, the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University whose TED Talks online have been watched over 7.8million times, had to form a pact with his cousin to force himself to get fit and lose weight.

In his new book The Payoff, Professor Ariely investigates what motivates us and how we can motivate each other.

The Independent spoke to him about the tips and tricks we can use to get motivated, and how to keep up the momentum. …

See the full article on the Indepedent website at http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/self-motivation-tips-mistakes-psychologist-expert-lazy-dan-ariley-ted-talk-a7450446.html