Willpower can and should be strengthened. I see willpower as the same thing as self-discipline. We should lead a disciplined life to achieve our goals and keep up with high standards.
We should learn to push ourselves. To step outside of our comfort zone. To do the things we don’t want to when we know it will benefit us in some way by doing it.
Their lies power in doing one thing completely, with a 100% effort. With complete willpower. How you do one thing is how you do everything, meaning that if you delay something small or a simple task, do it half or complain about it, how are you expecting not to take that same half effort and complaints with you when it comes to bigger tasks and priorities.
Do the small things with total willpower and it will be transferred to how you handle the rest of your goals.
One simple task I want you to do first thing in the morning when you get out of bed is to make the bed. Don’t just lazily throw the covers close and put the pillow in place. Make sure the duvets are smooth and pulled on correctly. Put in some effort in making your bed. Do this every single day and notice the difference it can make on the rest of your day and how you take on tasks.
Exercise. As simple as that. Schedule a 5-60 minute workout at least twice a weak. When it is time to exercise, don’t procrastinate. Just go do it.
Focus on one task at a time. Emerce yourself into doing one task until it’s done. Don’t have three different things to do and try to multitask, it will take more time and energy than needed.
Create a Reward System. Every time you completed a goal and did so fully, reward yourself with something small.
Set realistic and attainable goals. Ever heard of SMART goals?
When taking on a goal/task, use Positive self-talk, Affirmations, and Encouraging words and motivate yourselfand just do it. Do it for you. Set new standards of what kind of person you are and be that person, improve that person every single day. Be the best version of you, for you.
Stick to your plan, nothing stops willpower like changing your goals and plans for no actual good reason. If you said you were going to do this at this time, go do it! It will strengthen your willpower. By changing your plan unnecessarily, you are telling your brain that it is okay to procrastinate and willpower by now has already packed its bags.
This may seem obvious but get enough sleep. Your willpower will be very low when you are tired. Unless you are like me, that at a certain stage of tiredness you get energized and more focused. Just don’t overdo it.
Get up early, has improved my willpower tremendously, I am more awake, more aware, had just the right amount of sleep, and am ready to take on the day fully.
Define and remember your ‘Why’ it’s important to know why you want to have more willpower, why you want to complete this task, why did you start in the first place. The deeper your why is rooted the easier it gets to have more willpower.
Just one last quote before I say goodbye😉
Hope you have an amazing and blessed day with the willpower to complete your goals and achieve your dreams.
A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life. ~Wikipedia
My new year resolutions are usually habits that I want to form.
Do you have any goals for next year? How do you plan on achieving them? Are you starting on the first day of 2021?
I have made tons of new year resolutions before and it all became goals that were left behind, but I believe my resolutions for next year will be different for one reason. I discovered micro habits.
Instead of making immediate big daily goals, you can work yourself up to them by breaking them down so that you have no excuse to complete the goals.
Big goal/habit- write 2 500 words a day
Micro habit/goals- write 50 words day 1-3… 100 words day 4-6… 250 words day 7-10, etc.
Do you see the difference? Instead of going strong with 3 000 words a day you build yourself up to that.
Let’s say you want to exercise 1 hour 4 times a weak.
You can start by doing 5-10 minutes of exercise 2 times a weak. Then the next weak you exercise 10-20 minutes three times a weak, etc.
The reason for building yourself up to the big goal instead of immediately indulging yourself in it is because if you do that you will get tired and unmotivated and your mind will make excuse after excuse not to complete the goal. Before you know it, the habit you were trying to build is long forgotten and given up on.
Whereas you start with a micro habit, in other words, start small, you make it easy for yourself to complete the goal without hesitation. A habit is being built and you can slowly take on more. This way your habit will stick once you reach your big goal.
I have a few resolution; habits I want to have in 2021: (My big goals)
Write 3 000 words a day
Write 3 blogs a weak
Learn 30 words/phrases of Spanish a day
Read a book a weak
Meditate 1 hour a day
Starting Monday, 24 days before New Years, I will start making these habits a reality through using micro habits.
Do you have any new year resolutions? How will you achieve them?