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Ignoring your pitfalls won't make them go away. So whether eating cookies is the downfall to your weight loss or checking social media sabotages your productivity, acknowledge your weaknesses. Recognizing your weaknesses is the first step in creating positive change.
You won't magically wake up one day with superhuman willpower. Instead, you need a strategy to help you build mental muscle.
Whether you want to increase good habits--like going to the gym more often--or you want to eliminate bad habits--like watching too much TV--you'll need a plan to tur...
You won't gain self-discipline to lose weight if you keep your house stocked with junk food. Instead, you'll wear yourself out trying to resist every cookie, brownie, and chip.
Limiting temptations can help you slowly build more self-discipline over time. If your weakness involves checking...
It's natural to try to avoid pain. But avoiding short-term discomfort often leads to long-term problems. And every time you give in, you'll reinforce to yourself that you can't handle distress.
Practice allowing yourself to feel uncomfortable and prove to yourself that you can stand it. Wh...
Remind yourself of the things you stand to gain when you resist temptation. Visualize yourself meeting your goals and reaping the benefits of self-discipline.
Write down a list of all the things you'll gain when you stick to your goals. Read over the list when you're tempted to give up. Sp...
Progress doesn't usually come in a straight line. And just because you make a mistake doesn't mean you're a failure. Making mistakes is part of the process to becoming better.
The way you recover from those mistakes is what matters most. Learning from your missteps and committing to doing b...
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