Self-Control: Fascinating New Insights From Psychological Research - PsyBlog - Deepstash
Self-Control: Fascinating New Insights From Psychological Research - PsyBlog

Self-Control: Fascinating New Insights From Psychological Research - PsyBlog

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Self-Control

One of the great ironies about self-control is that those who want it the most tend to have the least. Worse, wanting more self-control actually reduces it!

Do not despair, though, self-control can be boosted by talking to yourself, keeping busy and feeling grateful.

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Fascinating New Insights About Self Control

  • Inner talk helps to organise our thoughts and control impulsive behaviour.
  • Self-control is linked to aging more slowly. People who are better able to control their thoughts, feelings and behaviours have biologically younger brains.
  • People whose fathers played with them more as children grow up with stronger self-control.
  • The desire for self-control is highest in those who innately have the least.
  • The desire for high self-control can, ironically, reduce people’s self-control.
  • Being grateful helps to increase self-control and reduce impulsive behaviours.

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