Today’s post discusses will power. I know that I will be using many of these tips myself from now on. Here are a few key insights:
Think about your understanding of willpower. How do you define it? How do you think it works? Consider how your definition of willpower affects your actions.
Try giving yourself a prompt to encourage a different view of willpower and motivation. For instance “Sometimes, working on a strenuous mental task makes me feel energized for further challenging activities”, or put your own spin on it “Following through on my new habits makes me feel like a ROCKSTAR who’s capable of anything”.
Consider how a different view of willpower might help you with challenges like:
– Nutrition consistency
– Sticking to a workout routine
– Preparing meals ahead of time
The next time you feel like you’ve exhausted your willpower, ask yourself: How can I re-frame what willpower means for me? What successes have I already achieved? How can I draw energy from those successes?