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Why Rituals Work

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

Think about the last time you were about to interview for a job, speak in front of an audience, or go on a first date. To quell your nerves, chances are you spent time preparing – reading up on the company, reviewing your slides, practicing your charming patter. People facing situations that induce anxiety typically take comfort in engaging in preparatory activities, inducing a feeling of being back in control and reducing uncertainty.

While a little extra preparation seems perfectly reasonable, people also engage in seemingly less logical behaviors in such situations.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:31 AM

Thanks, though I do believe most of us know this already LOL.  I will have to try the pound of my feet on the ground ;-).


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