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How to Gain Control When You're Stuck in a Willpower Rut

Katie Morton | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Katie Morton

I needed to get real. And so I did. And by shining an honest light on my daily rituals and habits, and by projecting where they were aiming my runway, I was able to reclaim my life force and my motivation back from the swamp.

10 Hacks For When You Need A Little Extra Willpower

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Willpower. It's something we all have, in varying quantities. It's the essence of our self-control. It allows us to recognize the right decisions to m...

7 Ways To Easily Increase Your Willpower

Business Insider | Eric Barker | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

In general, people have an overly positive vision of themselves and their abilities. But what’s the one thing surveys show most everyone will admit...

7 Tips For Better Willpower

Jill S. Brown | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

Scientists have studied the mystery of willpower for decades. Some very interesting hypotheses have been found just in this last decade.

3 Scientifically-Proven Ways to Boost Your Resolutions and Make Them Stick

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

We are part of the way through January, and it's likely you've been poking some new resolutions with an old stick. How's it going? It's possible that ...

Kicking the Night Owl Habit

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Giving myself permission to relax and really mean it has made a world of difference. More focused, energized and peaceful, I consciously and consistently chipped away at a deeply ingrained habit. Now that's willpower in action.

Miracle Pills and Muscle Drills: How to Train Your Brain to Think Healthy

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.02.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Could our national obsession with quick fixes, one-step cures and bullet-pointed tips be distracting us from making long-term commitments to health?

The Power Of Lemonade

Jon Wortmann | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Why do we make bad decisions? Why do we eat that extra cookie or choose a cheeseburger instead of a salad with grilled chicken? It turns out there is nothing wrong with you when you give into fatigue or temptation. Your brain has simply run out of gas.

An Exploration Of Willpower (And How To Revive It)

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Anyone who has tried to break a bad habit has experienced the trouble with willpower. You want to stick to your diet, but you find yourself standing at a buffet filled with tempting desserts. Psychologists have been quite interested in understanding why willpower works so poorly.

How To Rally With Simple Real-World Strategies

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

When you're stuck and are relieving stress now by acting in ways that cause problems later, it's important to figure out how to regroup.

5 Tips for Boosting Your Willpower

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 06.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Who among us has not made a plan to get up in the morning and exercise, but then hit snooze one time too many, sleeping through our morning jog?

Want To Increase Your Willpower? Here's How

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Most people have at least one area in which they lack willpower. How can you increase your willpower? Here are some techniques, using exercise as an example, that should help.