Willpower is an exhaustible resource
Every person has to show his own willpower on a daily basis. Moreover, this
aspect of life affects everyone and everyone, not only those who struggle with
excess weight, quit smoking or tries to abandon other addictions.
So, scientists have long proven the fact
that will power sooner
or later ends.
Willpower: how it works, what to do with it
1. Do not try to change everything in your own
life. Willpower is not
needed for this. Many parameters and actions cannot be controlled at the
same time. Violence leads to the rapid depletion of human resources and
Scientists have proved that people who restrain
their own internal motives necessarily acquired negative qualities in some
other direction. For example, you can imagine a person quitting smoking,
and at the same time, start overeating. If we start to restrain emotions,
then at the same time, we spend much more money – this is a proven fact.
2. Every instance of self-control and will
reduces our ability to resist other temptations. And, the level of
self-control, almost always, goes down towards evening, why all important and
difficult tasks are better solved in the morning and before lunch. In the
evening, coping with these tasks will be much more difficult.
How to Train Willpower?
Like training physical muscles in the gym,
training willpower begins with small loads. It is better if at the first
stage of the tasks there is less willpower is needed. For example, we
could follow the straightforwardness of the posture while walking, make 5 ups
from the floor every day, wash hand before meals or do any other minor act that
will pop up into the head. The essence of all these movements is the
training of willpower.
After a couple of weeks, as a rule, a person is
already beginning to notice a certain self-confidence, a certain ability for
self-control, some inner strength and strength, because the resource of willpower has increased in volume, the
reserves of endurance have become larger.
Now you can continue the session, gradually
increasing the burden on the inner willpower, endurance.
How to achieve it without any effort?
On the other hand, the willpower of a person can
turn out to be completely useless where motivation can work. It
is the internal motivation that can push the smoker to an instant separation
from the cigarette. It is the inner motivation that leads to the fact that
the idler in one fine morning changes the image of his life, turning into an
energetic and active person. It is the internal
motivation that pushes athletes to victory
and makes him champion.
In view of this, motivation can be considered a
key internal tool of a person, with the help of which, without exaggeration,
you can achieve anything, anything.