Paulette PerhachPaulette Perhach writes about finances, psychology, technology, travel, and better living for the likes of The New York Times, Elle, and Slate.
Articles by Paulette Perhach
The strange way being ‘good’ hurts your willpower
"Tell yourself you’re 'good' for working on an important project and ‘bad’ for procrastinating, and you’re more likely to slack off in the afternoon if you made progress in the morning. Simply put: Whenever we have conflicting desires, being good gives us permission to be a little bit bad."