by Diana White
People who have no willpower are unhappy, unsuccessful, and it seems they can’t accomplish anything in life. If it sounds familiar to you, you should know that you’re not alone. There are many people who lack willpower. It’s not a fate, it’s your choice. You don’t believe in yourself and your abilities, because it’s easier to say ‘I can’t do it.’ In fact, you can do everything that a human being can do. If you want, you can find willpower to eat healthy, exercise regularly, accomplish that big project, and reach any goal. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), willpower is the ability to resist short-term temptations in order to meet long-term goals. It means, if you want to shrink your waistline, you should resist the temptation of eating high-calorie treats in order to reach your weight loss goal. We need willpower to live a happy and fullfilled life. If you think you don’t have enough willpower to achieve your goals, here are a few tips to consider.
1. Stay positive
Positivity can heal your life. It can brighten a dull day, make you feel good and look good. It can help you make more friends and become more successful at work. Positivity can help you stay healthy and fit. Positive people have more willpower to reach their goals. If you have no willpower, start with cultivating a positive attitude. Learn how to laugh at an awkward situation, cope with any difficult situation, resist temptations and survive a hard day with the smile on your face. With smiles and laughter, your days will be more bearable and more joyous and you won’t notice that you lack willpower.
2. Eat healthy
If needed, I will repeat a few times that you should eat healthy. A healthy meal plan is the key to better health, high energy levels, more willpower and longer life. Eating a healthy breakfast helps you keep your weight under control, increase your energy levels and tackle the day’s problems easier and faster. When you are slim and full of energy, you are more confident and successful. However, you should also make healthy snack choices and cook a healthy dinner, as well. Moreover, it’s important to drink enough water to stay hydrated.
3. Stay active
Break a habit of spending your weekends in front of the TV or laptop. Get up and go for a walk, or run, or a bike ride. Start maintaining your garden (if you have it, of course), keep your house clean, volunteer, and play with your pet. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, or at least get out of it a few floors early and use the stairs. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you don’t spend your day or evening lying on the couch. You have a willpower to stay active throughout the day. Just stick to a healthy diet to boost your energy, stay positive to boost your mood, and believe in yourself to boost your confidence.
4. Get rid of envy and jealousy
People who lack confidence and willpower tend to be jealous and envious of what other people have. Get rid of envy and jealousy to find more willpower to live your own life. Studies shows that envy and jealousy can spoil life of the most successful people. These feelings prevent you from being productive, happy, and confident. Envy and jealousy can also lead to a number of illnesses, including anxiety and depression.
5. Stop comparing yourself to others
Just because your friend has more willpower to do something doesn’t mean that she is better or stronger than you. Trust me, you may have even more willpower than she has. You just need to discover that willpower. It’s okay to find a role model and copy some of their traits, but don’t live someone else’s life, live your own life. Be yourself, be proud of who you are and love yourself.
6. Reduce your stress levels
I’m sure that most of you know about the drawbacks of stress and its negative effect on our health and overall well-being. The only thing I want to tell you is that it’s crucial to keep your stress levels under control. It’s okay to feel stressed every now and then, but if you have to deal with stress every day, you should learn how to fight it. Go for a walk, breathe deeply and enjoy the nature. It’s one of the most effective ways to reduce your stress levels.
7. Read motivational books
I believe in a power of reading books. Books help us feel better, live better and they help us escape from a reality for a while. You can find a solution to your problems in books, as well. Read a few pages of a motivational book each day to boost your willpower and improve your life. Avoid reading online, though. If you don’t like reading or if you can’t read at home, make a habit of going to your local library each day to read your favorite book. No one will disturb you, which means you will read more pages. The library is the best choice since it has less distractions.
8. Fill your heart with love
When I wrote the word ‘love,’ I didn’t think about a loving relationship. If you don’t have a partner, it doesn’t mean that you don’t love anyone. You love many people and things. Write down the list of the people and things you love in life and you will see that your life is full of love; you simply don’t notice it. Love your parents, friends, animals, nature, country, city, job, etc. Fill your heart with love and it will help you overcome any obstacles, challenges and difficulties.
I believe all people have strong willpower, you are no exception. Learn how to use it effectively and it will help you succeed in life and become a bit happier. Hopefully, my tips helped you. Do you have strong willpower? Do you think people need high willpower to be happy and successful? Let me know what you think!