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How many times to you tell a little white lie? Come on, don’t hide it now we all do it, daily.
There are hundreds of articles that showcase that lies can be super uncomfy and bad for your overall health. Don’t believe me? Ok, lets jump in!
What is a Lie?
A deliberately false statement – Sourced from Oxford English Dictionary
Why do we Lie?
It turns out that where lying is concerned, the cards are stacked against us, both by behavioral conditioning as well as by cognitive evolutionary biology.
Behavior first. Who among us doesn’t love the thrill of a crap shoot? Especially when the stakes are high. Win or lose, all or nothing. We roll the dice and reap our reward – sometimes. If we win, more often than not, we roll again. And if we lose – you guessed it – we roll again anyway most of the time.
That’s because a crap game keeps us almost irresistibly hooked by its very nature – and by ours. Payoffs are unpredictable, delivered on what is known as a variable schedule of reward. Precisely the kind of schedule that most strongly maintains any learned behavior.
Lying works the same way. – Sourced from Psychology Today
How does lying affect the human brain?
Tips to alleviate the lies you tell daily that can lead to a toxic life
ADMIT THAT YOU HAVE A PROBLEM AND THAT YOU LIED
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT LIE AND EARN THE TRUST BACK BY ASKING WHAT YOU CAN DO TO FIX THE SITUATION
KEEP A NOTEPAD OF YOUR WORST LIES AND DECIDE WHERE TO START IN ORDER TO LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFE. AFTER ALL, THE HUMAN BRAIN WORKS UP TO 2 TIMES FASTER ONCE YOU LIE. JUST TELL THE TRUTH FROM THE GET GO.
IF IT IS A WHITE LIE AND NOT LIFE ALTERING, DONT PANIC. YOU ARE NOT ALONE AND LIFE GOES ON.
Further reading: Click the link to read more tips and note that compulsive lying can escalate, seek professional help. SOON! #Liesarethedevil
SOURCES: OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY, PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.COM, AND YOUTUBE