How To Increase Your Willpower

Niklas Göke
Apr 2, 2019 · 9 min read


1. Use your weak hand to complete everyday tasks

2. Monitor and correct your language

3. Put your body in a slightly altered, physical state

4. Shower at least partially cold in the morning

5. Do one extra rep of your favorite exercise

6. Eat some nuts with omega-3 fatty acids

7. Meditate for one minute

8. Clench your fist or squeeze a handgrip

9. Decatastrophize worst-case scenarios

10. Make a decision — any decision — in advance

11. Distract yourself from a temptation

12. Make boring tasks more fun

13. Keep thinking about the finish line

14. Focus on the positive consequences


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