Scientific studies have discovered that willpower (or self-control) is like a muscle that can be strengthened by performing simple daily activities, like ...
Scientific studies have discovered that willpower (or self-control) is like a muscle that can be strengthened by performing simple daily activities, like sitting up straight, helping a stranger, eating healthy food or doing small exercises. These experiments have shown that such simple activities result in higher levels of self control in other unrelated areas of peopleâ€™s lives. The key is to have the discipline to perform these planned activities every day. Therefore, we believe it is essential to set goals and consistently monitor the results, as well as to understand and state the main reason why you want to increase your willpower. (Weâ€™ll give you examples to get you started.) Further, the scientific studies have found that we have an internal reservoir of â€˜self controlâ€™, which is of a certain capacity at any given time. The capacity can be increased, but can also diminish throughout the day whenever you need to fight temptation. Therefore, it helps to understand when and how your reservoir is being depleted. This app aims to help you strengthen and increase your willpower by providing the following capabilities: - Set goals (simple - improving your posture, drinking less soda, helping a stranger, doing small exercises; or more difficult goals - reducing cigarettes, alcohol, reducing spending or eating less calories); - Record your daily results, comments and performance rating; - Monitor your results by reviewing the daily, weekly and monthly tables; - Display customizable reminders on a timer, using your favorite inspiring quotes (For IOS4 and above, the quotes will also appear when the app has been closed.); - Write down your primary purpose in using this App; and - Write down a list of your signs of willpower depletion (such as less patient, more irritable, hungrier, extra lazy) so that you can make immediate changes to balance yourself by taking a time-out or simply eating a piece of fruit. Why did we do this? We were inspired to create this app after listening to two interviews about â€˜Willpowerâ€™ and â€˜Self Controlâ€™ (dated 12/31/11 and 6/22/12) on www.sciencefriday.com and reading a book titled: â€œWillpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strengthâ€ by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney.
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