Start Using Will Power

What is Willpower? Its simple meaning is the ability to control our self. People with lack of willpower or people who are unable to manage their will power find many difficulties such as unable to eat right or prone to eat junk food, unable to continue exercise, not able to avoid drugs, not able to start saving and tend to procrastinate. One of the obstacle in achieving the willpower is lack of sleep. When we get adequate amount of sleep, we tend to have strong will power as researchers suggest. When we don’t get enough sleep, we are prone to have all kinds of stress, craving and temptation. So getting adequate sleep is must for improving our will power. So how to train our will power or how to make it stronger? Meditation trains our brain.  By consistent practice of meditation even for 5 minutes our attention, decision making, focus and stress management will be improvement as suggested by research papers. It makes our brain grow denser by packing the grey matter. When we start meditating, the grey matter in prefrontal cortex (the region associated with will power and decision making) increases and make it denser. A short practice that you do every day is better than a long practice you keep putting off to tomorrow How to utilize willpower? Willpower is like money. If you spend some amount on unnecessary things, you won’t buy certain necessary items. Brain works like this too. When we woke up in the morning, we had certain amounts of willpower. And as day progresses, our willpower depleted. So idea is do our important work in early hours of waking up. Avoid texting and checking emails which are not as important. For any success we need two things: 1: Intelligence 2: Willpower. We can’t increase our intelligence easily so better work on will power and follow the rules which are described above. Reference:  The Willpower Instinct

Rohit Gupta