Sunday, December 18, 2016
DO YOU HAVE SELF-RESTRAINT? TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN STRENGTHEN YOUR WILLPOWER
Don’t overdo it – pick your battles >> just like any exercise, willpower should be worked regularly, yet appropriately and with some rest time. Give yourself an occasional break. Willpower becomes depleted when it’s overdone…therefore it’s important to pick your battles when it comes to self-restraint.
Re-write the rules >> if you want to set a goal, try to give yourself some leeway. Rather than the 30-days rule, re-phrase the goal as…for the next 4 days…this enables you to commit to a short term goal which you can slowly build up over time as your willpower increases.
Do it for yourself – no one else >> remind yourself of why you’re making the change but don’t try to make tough changes with your focus geared towards pleasing others.
Willpower operates like a muscle. If we exercise it, it becomes stronger and the stronger it is, the more we avoid distractions and vulnerabilities that lead us away from getting those important jobs done.
Posted by yingze at 11:10 PM