“The truth about willpower”
Willpower is that thing we are always in battle with. On a scale of 1 to 10 what will you rate your willpower? My willpower will probably be a 6. Based on the fact that when I put my mind to achieve something, I achieve it but along the way I get distracted. I get distracted a lot especially when it comes to food and well, men. I go all the way if I am very focused on what I want to achieve. It is hard for me to let go my willpower because I tend to look at what I have to deal with as a negative thing. Therefore, the zeal to overcome that negative thing gives me the strongest willpower to go all the way. I have gone through a couple of situations that I have actually been good with my willpower. If I did not have that strong willpower, I feel I would not have succeeded. Yours will probably be different.
Everybody has a challenge in their lives that definitely requires willpower to overcome. The most challenging one in a lot of people’s life at the moment is the willpower to say no to junk food. As much as we all want to say NO to it, you tend too see yourself getting caught up in it. The fact that it taste good, quick to get, and also your friends love it is not helping matters. I personally always fall short when I am with my friends.
“Willpower is like a muscle – the more you use it, the stronger it gets,” Dr. Martin Ginis said. “Try to resist having that extra piece of cake.” Some of the ways you can begin to strengthen your willpower muscle is by:
- Always have your own food with you whenever you go to work or school in order for not to be tempted and go to a fast food.
- Stay away from fast foods.
- Have snacks with you all the time so that you can munch on when you crave for junk food.
- Exercise more often to be in shape.
- Have friends that are very determined in life to push you when you need encouragement.
- Anticipate and plan for your times of low self-control by regularly challenging yourself to tasks that test your self-control.
- Have a positive attitude towards everything.
- Visualize success even when it seems all is not well.