5 RESEARCH-BACKED WAYS TO HAVE MORE SELF-DISCIPLINE AND SELF-CONTROL

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Whether you call it self-discipline, grit, determination or willpower, the research shows that people who learn self-control are happier, healthier and have stronger relationships. But how do you get there – how do you have more self-discipline and self-control? Today I’m sharing a whole new way of understanding willpower and self-discipline, the secret to why you’ve failed in your efforts before and my top five research-backed tips to have you back in control of your life.

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 Research

Kelly McGonigal, The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It (2013).

Walter Mischel, The Marshmallow Test (2014).

Terrie E. Moffitt et al., “A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety,” PNAS 108, no. 7 (2011): 2693-2698.

Daniel F. Kripke et al., “Mortality Related to Actigraphic Long and Short Sleep,” Sleep Med 12, no. 1 (2011): 28-33.

Brandon J. Schmeichel and Kathleen Vohs, “Self-affirmation and self-control: affirming core values counteracts ego depletion,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 96, no. 4 (2009): 770-782.

Veronika Job, Carol S. Dweck, and Gregory M. Walton, “Ego depletion – Is it all in your head? Implicit theories about willpower affect self-regulation,” Psychological Science 21, no. 11 (2010): 1686-93).

MS Hagger et al., “Ego depletion and the strength model of self-control: a meta-analysis,” Psychol Bull. 136, no. 4 (2010):495-525.

Baumeister and J. Tierney, Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength (New York: Penguin Press, 2011).

Friese, C. Messner, and Y. Schaffner, Mindfulness meditation counteracts self-control depletion,”Conscious Cogn 21, no. 2 (2012): 1016-22.

Duckworth, “The significance of self-control,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108 (2011): 2639–2640.

Hofmann et al., “Yes, but are they happy? Effects of trait self-control on affective well-being and life satisfaction,” J Person. 82, no. 4 (2014): 265-277.

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