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When we become “mindful,” we are also engaging that part of our brain that we need for willpower.
Take 5 minutes and detach from the chaos around you.
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When you anticipate roadblocks in advance, you will have a stronger willpower to deal with them.
Consider what roadblocks may arise in your path.
Willpower can be increased, but it is a slow and gradual process (just like increasing muscle mass).
Our brain is hardwired to pursue positive rewards. Determine a reward in advance for making a change.
When you consistently remind yourself why you are doing this, your willpower increases to stick to your plans.
We can “run out” of willpower and end up making poor decisions if we don’t allow ourselves to take breaks.
Good habits strengthen our willpower because they build self-discipline and self-control, and they spread to other areas of our life.
Rest reduces the body’s need for glucose, and it allows our bodies to make better use of what we have.
Sometimes we are in a position where we need to make a quick decision, and it feels tough.
The brain is a decision making muscle and needs to be sufficiently fed to provide the necessary willpower.
Steer clear from “danger spots” where temptation is present and willpower is necessary.
Having a pre-determined plan can significantly increase your willpower when presented with temptation.
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