That every day you will set a goal of how many km or steps you have to walk.If you have done that goal, you will give your own slight prisje. What I do if I don’t feel like walking then I say to myself: when I walk there I get my mother a Caduetje. When I am there I think the Caduetje is that I will be less lazy soon.
When someone makes it hang, we say it is lazy. But that’s often not so!For it may be that in that context almost everyone would act in the same way. And so we often make the mistake of creating behaviour due to a fundamental character trait, rather than to the context, the situation, the environment.
The context is much more than we realise.And that’s good news!
How can you change your context to change your willpower?
It is now a question of making small decisions that will drastically reduce the willpower needed for future decisions. Use the following tips to achieve your next goal or tackle your next project.This way, even with a limited amount of willpower, you achieve more success.
1.Give it a name.
One of the things that Gella helped in losing weight was that she called the Hair SlimmingChallenge芒 鈧?Nothing unique or creative to this name, but by a vague desire to turn slim down into a concrete mission, she gave a boost to her ability to sustain.
Many personal goals fail because they didn’t get a formal structure.They feel scratchy, and so people go along with it. By building a mission around your goal, you can maintain it more easily.
2.Stop doing so much.
The discipline to terminate your project is also the discipline of not doing other things.Many goals fail because they are too difficult, but because they are too difficult to combine with other goals simultaneously.
While Dana was working on her book, she took no other goal : No new business projects, no intentions to eat healthier or more sports, no engagements to try new Hobby芒 鈧劉 s.Not that these things were forbidden, but they did not allow themselves to commit themselves.
3.Make the first 5% easy.
Want to start flossing?Stanford researcher B.J. Fogg found that the best way is to just commit yourself to flossing one tooth.
Seems ridiculous, doesn’t it?What do you shoot with one tooth to flossing? But the idea is that one dental flossing is very easy, and almost no one will stop after the first tooth.
And you can apply this principle to many behaviors: you take a trigger that is easy, but also easy to expand.If you take that trigger as habit, the rest follows:
Sports 芒 鈧?”you are committed to going to the fitness.Or to attract your athletic shoes.
Learn 芒 鈧?”read at least 脙 漏 脙 漏 N page.
Socialize 芒 鈧?”say goeiedag against 脙 漏 脙 漏 n person.
Write 芒 鈧?”write 脙 漏 茫 漏 n paragraph on any subject.
4.Use social pressure as leverage.
If this works for you, put it in: your objective or the actions you are going to undertake share with friends or with a community on the Internet (for example, via Facebook).So others are going to appeal to you, and you are more inclined to do it really.
5.Make it a habit.
Doing something the first time is difficult.The thousandth time you do it with your eyes closed. Because I made a daily habit of power training, I no longer have to think whether or not I am going to do it today: it has become an automatism. A habit is a tremendous force in your life.
By applying these strategies you make it easier for yourself and you no longer have to rely on your determination.Invest your energy in setting goals that are easier to sustain, rather than having to use a lot of willpower to try to continue.