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Use self-control wisely

Use self-control wisely

Since it has been scientifically proven that we have a limited stash of self-control, use it wisely.

The key is to practice it often...exercise it like a muscle to strengthen and improve over time.

Tip: Begin with delaying gratification, put off short-term desires in favor of long-term rewards...like, sticking to your diet and allowing yourself an occasional treat day.

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Tips by psychologists to improve self-control

Tips by psychologists to improve self-control

  1. Avoid temptation by finding a healthy distraction to take your mind off of it.
  2. Plan ahead to improve willpower and be ready with a solution,
  3. Practice. Think of self-control as a muscle...the more regularly you use it, the str...

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Be partial to cool over the hot system of willpower

Be partial to cool over the hot system of willpower

  • Willpower's cool system is a rational, thoughtful, & consequence-aware part that helps us look for healthy distractions to keep the mind engaged,
  • The hot system is emotional, impulsive, and encourages rash actions without considering long-term effect...

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Importance of self-control in everyday life

Importance of self-control in everyday life

  • Research has shown better self-control means a healthier and happier person.
  • Good academic performance with better grades, higher scores...more important than IQ scores.
  • Improved lifelong physical and mental health.

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What is self-control

What is self-control

  • Willpower, determination, discipline, and fortitude.
  • The ability to regulate your response to avoid undesirable behavior and successfully achieve long-term goals.
  • Being able to avoid temptations to achieve goals.
  • The capacity to delay gratification an...

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