“Lack of willpower” is actually NOT a thing. It’s typically a mindset issue.
Willpower/self-control is like a muscle, it can be trained to grow stronger and it gets fatigued. Under stress in particular, our self control is drastically reduced. Even though it gets “worn out”, we must understand our mindset limitations are a larger contributing factor.
Let’s start with How do you perceive self-control? Do you have it? Do you not? Can you change it? Are you aware of when your self control is compromised? And why? Awareness here is 🔑, then you can begin working backwards. Where is it stemming from? Like my most recent post, you can’t change what you don’t know needs changing.
Maybe where you need to start, is it with more self-control at all… But simply awareness.
1️⃣Begin with awareness, self-monitoring your behaviors to understanding your triggers.
2️⃣Stress reduction can also do wonders! Stress is an energy sucker! When you have less stress, you’ll have more energy available for alllllll the other things! More posts on this to come.
And maybe 🤔 you do need some tough love for more “willpower”, let me ask you this:
Is some discomfort now worth it, if you know it’s only temporary to make progress? How will you benefit from succeeding?
The stronger you are focused on the personal pay off, the more likely you are to follow through with desired behaviors. That’s you flexing your willpower muscle 🙌🏻💯 The deeper your why (the intrinsic drive) the stronger you’ll be!
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