7 Ways You Can Easily Increase Your Willpower
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
1) “Keystone” Habits Are A Magic Bullet
Everyone wants a magic bullet. One pill that fixes everything. The closest thing in the area of willpower is what are called “keystone habits.”
The primary one is exercise. What’s so special about running or lifting weights? It doesn’t just give you more discipline at the gym…
It also makes you eat better. And helps you use your credit card less. And makes you more productive at work. And more patient with loved ones.
When people start habitually exercising, even as infrequently as once a week, they start changing other, unrelated patterns in their lives, often unknowingly… “Exercise spills over,” said James Prochaska, a University of Rhode Island researcher. “There’s something about it that makes other good habits easier.”
Going to the gym is too much for you? Try food journaling. Just write down everything you eat, every day. It’s another powerful keystone habit.
For more on why this works, go here.