All of us are tested every day. Sometimes it is a cookie tempting us from our diets or a warm bed coaxing us to sleep late and we are always forced to decide between what we want to do and what we ought to do. Self-control the same as a willpower is the ability to control emotions and desires, especially in difficult situations. Self-control is a limited resource that may be strengthened by the foods we eat. Laughter and bringing up powerful memories may also help boost a person’s self-control.
Some research also suggests that we can improve self-control by practice, testing ourselves with small tasks in order to strengthen our willpower for bigger challenges. Learning self-control produces a wide range of positive outcomes and you can handle any problem with strong willpower. Many studies have concluded that willpower can be strengthened with practice and exercise as it is considered to be a mental muscle. Here are some easy strategies which will help you to hold your ground- no matter what temptations are calling you in the opposite direction:
1. It is known that when our glucose levels get low, our willpower weakens. To keep it in needed high, eat regular meals that are full of protein and good carbohydrates, just like a sandwich of lean meat and cheese packed between two slices of whole-wheat bread. And remember never start a challenging task on an empty stomach!
2. After pursuing a goal always think ahead about what might interfere with your plans. Never forget that life is full of ups and downs and there always is a chance that your motivation may falter when they come up. When you have a fallback it is more likely that you will accomplish your aims. Be sure for every step you take where you don’t succeed in achieving your outcome there is a lesson to be learned.
3. Anytime you make changes in your routine, you are developing self-control. Try once to brush your teeth or open doors with your non dominant hand. When you have succeeded in making a tiny change, you can go on working accomplishing something more substantive. You should allow yourself to feel joy for every small accomplishment and after you will be more inclined to complete them and moving closer to achieving your overall goal.