Thanks to brain's elasticity, we know that our brain allow us to change our life and achieve amazing things. It is just a question of willpower. This slideshow explains you willpower's attributes and the best strategy to improve it.
The warm brain will select
chocolate, as it will procure more sugar, thus producing more energy to survive. The cold brain will select the apple, as it is healthier for long term survival and there is no immediate danger of starvation.
Summary- 4 Things to Know:
We have different susceptibility towards willpower. We have the same capability to improve our willpower. There is no one willpower but different willpowers depending on the kind of impulse to control. Willpower consumes energy.
The more the network of
neurons are activated, the less it requires resources to be activated. When we use a strategy to control a certain impulse for the first time, it requires a lot of energy. Then, when you have made a habit of this behavior, it doesn’t require as much intense energy.
So, if you want to
improve your willpower for a particular behavior, you should: Identify the stimulus activating your instinctual answers coming from the warm brain. Propose an alternative behavior to this stimulus. Make it a habit by repeating the alternative behavior.