Increase it!?! Willpower is an act of the brain. Our brain is fueled almost solely on glucose. So I guess that mean the sweeter the chocolate the better. As we head into the season of endless holiday partners and New Years resolutions our will power becomes increasingly challenged.
What is will power? The ability to do things that are not easy or don’t come naturally. Willpower is connected to self-control, self-discipline
What do we need will power for? Anything that requires self-discipline—limiting food intake, exercising, getting to the paperwork, walking away from a great sale, skipping appetizers or dessert, ordering a salad instead of the steak sandwich, not yelling when we are angry, limiting our alcohol intake… For each person this list is going to be different. Essentially, it is doing anything that is good for ourselves that does not come naturally.
What can we do to increase will power? Practice. Studies have shown that simply brushing our teeth with the opposite hand for… will increase will power. Exercising routinely for two months increases… What can we do to maximize the limitations of our will power? Limit the number of events which will tax our will-power each day.
All of us at SACAC wish you much willpower during …a Happy Holiday!