The Video for week 2 assignment is all about willpower and how it works. Having inner experiences and impulses and still directing the energy and attention to the things that matter the most to you. You have to know what you really want and not let the universe impose on you! You need to take action to have the ability to say yes to yourself. Willpower is like having three (3) powers, I (will), I (wont) and I (want). I use I (will) and I (want) powers the most and resist most of the temptations. I have self-compassion; I take small steps for small actions and get a bigger change. Sometimes we have to force ourselves to
All of us have formed habits in our daily life. Even though some of these habits only exist in our subconscious and we cannot actually make sure whether they are real or only the conjectures. But it is undoubted that all of our behaviors are influenced by our desires on specific objectives. In the book, the power of habit, Charles Duhigg explained the definition of a habit as an effort-saving instinct. “When a habit emerges, the brain stops fully participating in decision making” (20). To support his opinions on habits, he introduced the three-step model of a habit loop, the theory of golden rule of habit, and the role of a craving brain and belief in the process of a habit changing. Through learning
I can do it by willpower alone I can win by focussing on my Profit Profile
Kelly McGonigal states there are three things to keep in your mind as your trying to work on your willpower. The I will stage the willingness to go the extra mile in order to achieve what you want. Such as walking an extra five minutes on the treadmill instead of quitting just because your legs are burning. The I want specifying and knowing the goals you want to achieve for instance to lose ten pounds in two weeks so you can fit back into a pair of your favorite jeans. The final step is I wont by knowing that even though you are going to want things that are good for you such as an extra snack knowing that your goal is to lose five pounds and having the willpower to say I wont touch that will help you succeed in reaching your goal.
Eat a marshmallow now or eat 2 in 15 minutes? That’s what 600 four-year olds were asked in 1972 at Stanford University by a man that goes by the name of Walter Mischel. Needless to say, most kids decided to wait. There was another option though, If they were not able to be patient they were left with a bell to ring in case they wanted to eat the marshmallow right then and there. The main focus on this experiment was to see how willpower was being used in their early life stage.
Many things can be accomplished by the use of this mysterious item that all humans seem to have but we practically know nothing about it. Scientists all over the world have studied it. They have tried poking and prodding at what is is exactly and what it exactly isn't. What is WillPower really, where does WillPower come from, how is the Will formed, how can we use Willpower, and why do we have a will to begin with.
Breaking a habit isn’t a simple matter of grinding your way through the day and
In our English class we have started to read a book named The Willpower Instinct. This book was written by Kelly McGonigal a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. In this book she has gathered information on willpower and how we can strengthen our willpower by challenging it. The challenge that I choose was that I will limit my time watching TV by only allowing myself to watch two hours of TV each day. By reading this book it has helped me understand where I'm at with my self control and has also shown how to strengthen my willpower in certain aspects. For example, with my challenge it has showed me that I am capable of restraining myself and has also shown how I can be more productive by cutting something out of my life.
Take myself as an example, I used to consider myself as the kind of person who does not have willpower at all, because I can’t focus on one mission consistently. I took a lot of different classes when I was a little girl, such as Chinese traditional dance, drawing, and piano,
Now, take this one stage further and realize that whatever you want to change will, not just bad habits or heartfelt desires, but absolutely everything. This is truly mind power.
Many people set goals for themselves. These goals are what motivate us to work hard in order to achieve success and drive our daily motivation. Goals such as going to University, having a high-paying career, getting married, purchasing the car of our dreams, or buying a property are what drive a person to succeed. However, we must remember to take small achievable steps and not set ourselves unrealistic goals in order to maintain a positive attitude and desire to accomplish the goal, even when we are not too feeling enthusiastic.
My word is strength. I picked this because in life you need to be mentally strong. If you have a tough job or test having a strong mind will help you concentrate because you are able to keep pushing instead of giving up. You also have to be mentally strong in sports. In cross country my dad told me to have a strong mind because most people you run against have the same training give or take a few who run outside for practice. He told me to run my race at the beginning and at the end make your mind think about only one thing and that is finishing hard. I would set a point where I would sprint with everything I had left and then some. I would not let my mind let me slow mind. He told me to have a strong enough mind to not stop and run fast enough
Dedication, persistence, and time can accomplish any goal. Everyone has a goal, whether it is a personal goal or a goal of a job. Oneself can do anything if one can put their mind to it. Dedicate oneself to a goal. Persist one to finish strongly. Take time to focus on one’s accomplishments.
As of September 7, 2015, I had set myself up with a new drinking habit in which is to substitute sodas for water. In addition, setting a date to fulfill this resolution has been given me the urge to accomplish my goal. I have set my resolution for a month, which ends at the end of October, to see if I was able to maintain this new habit of substituting sodas for water. To make sure that this resolution is working for me, I was able to have my brother, Keng, helped out as my trainer and motivator. He helped with observing, recording, and keeping me on track to keep my mind off sodas. Rules and rewards were used to help and motivated me to meet my goal. In the case of breaking the rules, I was performing twenty push-ups and twenty-five
You may have read that old habits die hard and you old habits cannot be undone within a couple of days. You have acquired these habits over the years so how can you change them so early. Suppose you have a habit of smoking, then the probability of quitting it at once is really difficult if you smoke three packs in a day. The same principle applies when you drink coffee or live a sedentary lifestyle. Taking small steps will help you change your entire lifestyle without any problem. By changing gradually your body will adjust to it and you will not have any kind of problem.