The ability to “self-control” our impulses and actions. It is a reaction to an internal conflict in your body. There are other common names such as: determination, drive, and self-discipline. If you can delay gratification, by resisting short term temptations to meet your long-term goals, then you possess willpower. Willpower is a sort of response that comes from both the brain and the body. It has a mental capacity and it impacts in every area of our lives, starting off by overcoming procrastination and ultimately allowing us to achieve our goals. It is very moody as it ebbs and flows, of course based on what is happening to us and how we feel. It is a self-restraint, like to quit smoking or going on an eating plan (diet). Willpower can be defined as a skill, if you possess it, but if you do not, it can be learned and developed. This is done when you understand that some things are out of our control now, but we can prepare ourselves to change these outcomes.
You could have willpower, but it can be depleted with stress, allowing you to feel sorry for yourself, in turn, you forgiving yourself, automatically allowing you to fall back into those previously ingrained bad habits. Remember that willpower is correlated with positive life outcomes, such as better grades, higher self-esteem, lower substance abuse rates, greater financial security and improved physical and mental health. So! The solution is to simply keep cool, calm, and collected, while affording these. Willpower can be measured by you. Here are some examples: 1) By squeezing a handgrip, wrist exerciser, for instance. Squeeze it nonstop and see how long you can carry on for after it starts paining. 2) Hold your hand in ice cold water and see how long you can resist it. If you set yourself a goal (time) to be achieved and you do it, then you possess willpower.( you sort of going to limits, to be able to win, without any detrimental effects to your person).
To inspire your willpower or self-control, I have come up with a few pointers: 1) Work on your posture-(change your attitude). 2) Maintain a food plan- (eat healthy). 3) Create and meet self-imposed deadlines-(do not over commit) 4) Avoid temptation- (stay away from all the bad goodies). 5) Reward yourself- (pat yourself on the back). 6) Eat vegetables such as root vegetables, the like of potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots are rich in fuel to smother you with willpower. 7) Get support from others-(speak to people). 8) Have a vision-(try and look ahead) 9) Plan ahead-( make decisions in advance) 10) Keep track of your spending – (money does not go as far, as it did). People always cite the lack of willpower as the number one reason for not following through with changes. It is true, but then you must motivate whatever change, by setting your goals, monitoring your behaviour towards those goals and all should be fine, going forward.
IF YOU ARE FEELING AS IF THE WORLD IS ON TOP OF YOU, DON’T WORRY, JUST MAKE A MOVE IN THIS DIRECTION, AND YOU’LL EVENTUALLY FEEL AS IF THE WORLD IS LYING AT YOUR BOTTOM. TRY IT!