4 Ways to Boost Your Willpower
Christy R. Hall
Using the power of food, tapping, hypnosis and Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) to win the war on weight and emotional eating.
Most of life’s actions are within our reach, but decisions take willpower.
Making changes isn’t easy.
It takes a lot of willpower and sometimes we need a little boost to make it through the day.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to boost your willpower whenever you need to? Accomplishing our goals and sticking to our plans and not giving in to temptation would be so much easier with an extra dose of willpower, right? Well, you’re in luck. Today, I will share with you strategies you can use to get that extra boost of willpower whenever you need it. Let’s dive in and explore these willpower “power-ups.”
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- Take It One Thing, Task or Topic at a TimeOne of the best ways to de-motivate yourself and diminish your willpower is to try and do too much at once. Who can resist the temptation to use that initial “get started” motivation start making changes to everything all at once. I get it. Maybe it can all be different tomorrow. The things that It’s just not the most successful strategy. Instead, focus on one change at a time and use all your willpower to take it from a new behavior to a well-established habit before moving on to the next change. Your willpower will be strengthened when you focus on one thing, task, or topic at a time. Once something becomes a habit, it takes less and less willpower to keep doing it. So use your willpower strategically to create new habits and routines. Keep working on what you want to change one thing a time until it becomes routine and so no longer requires willpower.
- Find an Accountability BuddyIt’s much easier to do what you set out to do when you know that someone is watching. When you know you have to report any mishaps or slip-ups to this person, you’ll think twice about giving in to temptation. An accountability buddy or coach works even better when both of you have the same or similar goals and can hold each other accountable.
- Track Your ProgressOften change comes slowly, or in small increments, so it can sometimes be hard to see progress. Track the details in a journal, a spreadsheet or any other way that makes sense to you. Revisit it and check in often and see how far you’ve already come. There’s nothing like seeing the results to keep you going.
- Remind Yourself of Your “Why”
There’s nothing better than motivation to boost your willpower. The best way to stay motivated is to continually remind yourself of why you’re doing what you’re doing. The “why” is the reason that you want to accomplish your long-term goal. Define it, digging deep to find the things that genuinely motivate you. Then remind yourself regularly of your big “why.” Put it on a sticky note, create a vision board, or put up other reminders of it all around you. Look at them, read them, and consume them anytime you need an extra willpower boost.
“No matter what you are trying to do, you must start with baby steps. Swap any habits that aren’t serving you for habits that propel you forward.”