2 06, 2016

Mend Your Greatest Weakness

When making new habits, aim for your weaknesses. At twelve years old, Theodore Roosevelt lay gasping in bed. His asthma was so bad that he was often left bedridden for days. “Theodore, you have the mind, but you have not the body," his father told him one day, "and without the help of the body, the mind cannot go as far as it should." This was [...]

2 04, 2016

One Simple Exercise To Strengthen Your Willpower

Cold Showers "Your supply of willpower is limited, and you use the same resource for many different things," say Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney in their bestselling book Willpower.  Every time you exert your willpower - making a decision, handling a crisis, or avoiding a temptation - you are drawing on limited reserves. Studies have shown that if you find yourself exerting extra willpower, you [...]