Is Willpower to Blame?
Your significant other or roommate comes back from the store and what do they have? A pint of your favorite ice cream--just for you! But, you've got this. Right? You know that you're not going to eat that junk. It's not good for you and after all you have willpower.
As the day goes on you keep thinking about that ice cream though...gosh it sounds good. And by the end of a long stressful day, you're now halfway through the pint and feel so irritated that you couldn't just not eat it that you've decided you're gong to finish the damn thing off so that it's not there to tempt you tomorrow.
If this situation sounds familiar you'll want to check out my video on willpower. We've been told that if only we have enough willpower, we will be able to achieve or goals. BUT--willpower isn't the real issue, otherwise, we'd all have the lives of our dreams. Check out THIS ARTICLE for more information.
The good news is that there is an answer. This video can shed some light on the myth of willpower. You can also check out my previous post on willpower HERE.
By listening to our bodies we can learn to give our body what it REALLY needs when we feel our willpower waning.
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