According to science, professional footballers have higher levels of self-control than we do.

By |2017-02-25T08:21:15+00:00February 25th, 2017|Categories: Interesting Facts|Tags: , , |

They sleep more, watch less TV, and practice more. But it may also be thanks to the clubs and their coaches.

Toering, T., & Jordet, G. (2015). Self-Control in Professional Football Players Journal of Applied Sport Psychology DOI: 10.1080/10413200.2015.1010047

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Participants who added something pleasant to exercise, like listening to The Hunger Games, practiced more willingly (about 51%).

By |2017-02-25T07:27:41+00:00February 25th, 2017|Categories: Personal Success, Productivity|Tags: , |

 Katherine L. Milkman, Julia A. Minson, Kevin G. M. Volpp, “Holding the Hunger Games Hostage at the Gym: An Evaluation of Temptation Bundling”, Manage Science. 2014 Feb; 60(2): 283–299. doi:  10.1287/mnsc.2013.1784

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In order to remember everyday things, use intentions implementation with when, if, and then.

By |2017-02-21T09:47:21+00:00February 20th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , , , , |

In order to remember everyday things, use intentions implementation with when, if, and then.

There’s a study of epilepsy sufferers who were having trouble being regular with their medication regimen. They were given an “if, when, then” statement to make, such as, “If it’s eight o’clock in the morning and I’ve finished brushing my teeth, then I will take my prescribed medication.” That statement increased compliance with the regimen from 55 percent to 79 percent. The key is to be specific about the place and time that serves as a cue for you to take the step that you want to take.

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini

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Blaming yourself decreases willpower. Forgiveness raises it.

By |2017-02-18T15:41:51+00:00February 18th, 2017|Categories: Personal Success, Productivity|Tags: , , |

Blaming yourself decreases willpower. Forgiveness raises it.

“Study after study shows that self-criticism is consistently associated with less motivation and worse self-control. It is also one of the single biggest predictors of depression, which drains both “I will” power and “I want” power. In contrast, self-compassion— being supportive and kind to yourself, especially in the face of stress and failure— is associated with more motivation and better self-control.”

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Procrastinating Can Improve Willpower

By |2017-02-17T17:00:03+00:00February 17th, 2017|Categories: Personal Success, Productivity|Tags: , |

“…people who had told themselves “Not now, but later” were less troubled with visions of chocolate cake than the other two groups… Those in the postponement condition actually ate significantly less than those in the self-denial condition…”

“Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength Hardcover” by Roy F. Baumeister, John Tierney 

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