We all have a desire to change that one habit that can make us better. The desire for self-improvement and progression is but natural. To change certain habits all we need is “willpower” and it is that one thing which is never quite enough. The question is can we work on it? Here are a few tips that can help you yield great results.
Meditate daily for at least 5 minutes
We all are extremely busy in our life but it’s very important to take out at least some time for ourselves. Detach yourself from all the chaos for only five minutes and do some breathing exercises. Keep these five minutes to practice “mindfulness”.
Learn to deal with your temptations
The simple way to deal with your temptations is to plan for them in advance. What if you see a doughnut or a chocolate, how do you avoid it? Don’t give up on your temptation easily, rather prepare yourself in advance and plan accordingly. Planning can significantly increase our willpower and help us fight in our weak moments.
Choose a reward in advance
Make this a fun thing for you or rather think of it as a game. Scientifically our brain is hardwired to chase positive rewards. Do reward yourself for completing a task.
Get a good night’s sleep
It’s very important for our body to take adequate rest for the proper functioning of our brain. Sufficient rest can help reduce the body’s need for glucose, and it allows our system to make better use of what we have. We need to sleep for 7-8 hours a night and 10-12 hours is recomm
ended for a kid. Self control or willpower requires brain power and of we ar
e tired we give up to the situation easily.
Work on one thing at a time
Increasing willpower is a slow and gradual process. We can’t change everything at once and if we want to see real change we should make small changes and tackle only one long term goal at a time.
Feed your brain with protein
It is not advisable to skip meals, because skipping meals can hamper our decision making power. It is very important eat regular meals, preferably low-glycemic foods, healthy proteins, vegetables and complex carbohydrates, so that you can avoid the glucose rush (associated with sweets and simple carbs) that can drop at once.