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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 and resist urges.

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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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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...

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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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Self-Control

Β ... is the ability to regulate and alter responses in order to avoid undesirable behaviors, increase desirable ones, and achieve long-term goals.

What willpower is

What willpower is

Willpower is the ability to resist or delay short-term desires to achieve long-term goals. Other names for willpower are self-discipline, self-control, self-regulation, determination, drive. Willpower consists of three things:

  • "I won't" power - Sayin...

Relying on Willpower

Relying on Willpower

People with a lot of self-discipline understand that willpower is a last resort.

Willpower should never be a primary strategy for accomplishing difficult things.

Better to avoid temptations in the first place than trying to resist them.

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