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How To Increase Your Willpower By Hacking Your Heart Rate

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. — Vince Lombardi

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) — The Body’s Mighty Willpower Reserve and How to Unleash it

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Heart Rate Variability — The Signature of Willpower

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1. Breath Your Way to Increased HRV and Willpower

2. The Willpower Miracle — How To Significantly Increase Heart Rate Variability Permanently

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Now you might be asking how much exercise do you need to reap the benefits.

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3. The Super Workout to Increase Willpower and HRV

And if you are wondering how you can start meditating, here’s a simple but superbly effective recipe:

  1. To meditate, designate a specific time and place for it.
  2. Sit comfortably with a straight spine and your feet on the ground, Close your eyes and start breathing.
  3. There two major points here. First, you have to focus on your breath. You can focus on the sensation of inhaling or exhaling in your nostrils or you can focus on your chest or belly when your breath moves them.
  4. Second, as soon as your mind wanders and you notice it, take your focus back to your breath.


  • Effects of emotions and physiology are mutual.
  • Your emotions have a physical or biological signature which can be objectively measured.
  • If you fake the signature of emotion, you will manage to actually induce that emotion onto yourself.
  • The signature for willpower is increased heart rate variability (HRV).
  • You can increase HRV temporarily and reap the benefits by the breathing exercise. Namely, lowering your breath to 4–6 count in each minute.
  • You can permanently increase your HRV by doing exercise.
  • The most effective exercise to increase HRV and willpower is meditation.



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Amir Afianian

Productivity is My Passion | Programmer | I Read Obsessively, Experiment Like a Maniac, And Write What Actually Works in Here.