The New York Times takes on willpower, suggesting that our ability to control our impulses may work like a muscle we can strengthen through different means. For example:
Studies now show that self-control… may be strengthened by the foods we eat. Laughter and conjuring up powerful memories may also help boost a person’s self-control. And, some research suggests, we can improve self-control through practice, testing ourselves on small tasks in order to strengthen our willpower for bigger challenges.
The article focuses a lot on how food affects willpower, highlighting how sugary foods and—perhaps more practical for dieters—several small meals in a day will keep your self-control levels high.
Read the full article HERE.