Posts tagged willpower

How to Tap Into Your Willpower Instinct

You’ve decided you want to eat healthier and it’s going great. You’ve taken to packing your lunch full of vegetables and lean proteins, swapped out soda for water, and have thrown out all the junk food in your house. Your willpower has never felt stronger… but then, one day, someone at the office has a birthday, and your boss brings a cake. And you really,…

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Are Habits Inherited? The Science of Behavior Change

I am sure you have heard the adage that a leopard never changes its spots. But is it true? The cornerstone of self-improvement is that behavior change is realistic and possible for us all. In fact, the capacity for behavior change may just be part of us. Any time that you repeat actions over and over they become ingrained habits. This can be a wonderful…

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The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg: Making Habits Stick

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg  explores how habits have been engrained in our lives. Whether we know it or not, our daily routines are made up of habits we’ve spent years cultivating. In fact, as much as 40% of our daily actions aren’t actual decisions, but habits. Your alarm goes off. You snooze it without thinking, crawl out of bed, pull clothes on,…

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