Many people struggle with maintaining a healthy lifestyle due to a lack of willpower. However, research from the 90s has shown that willpower is a finite resource, and we are more likely to run out of it when tired, stressed, or after making several decisions throughout the day. This often leads to skipping exercise, ordering unhealthy takeout, and giving up on our goals altogether.
But there is good news! Recent studies suggest that the concept of ego depletion only applies if we believe in it. In other words, if we believe we will run out of willpower, we likely will.
So, what can we do about it? We can focus on building mental toughness, also known as personal responsibility and accountability. Mental toughness is the ability to stay determined and focused when faced with challenges and to have the resilience and flexibility to overcome obstacles.
By following these eight practices, you can build your resilience and mental toughness over time. Remember that it's a gradual process, and you may encounter setbacks along the way. But with consistency and perseverance, you can achieve your goals.
So, what are you waiting for? Put these practices into action today and start building your resilience! And don't forget to download our Resilience and Mental Toughness Guide for even more tips and inspiration. Together, we can overcome any challenge that comes our way.
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