Don’t Rely on Motivation
The first key is to not rely on motivation because motivation can be fleeting. One day, you feel like exercising and the next, you don’t.
Working towards your goals is not always pleasant. For the times, you just don’t feel like it. You’re going to need willpower. It operates like a muscle in that it can fatigue.[spacer height=”20px”]
You might be able to resist the urge to eat junk food in the morning. But after a long day of exercising your willpower likely to mindlessly indulge in the evening.
As you are forcing your brain to make right decisions over and over. and that’s kind of like exercising to the point of failure.[spacer height=”20px”]
So if you want to maintain your willpower, avoid stacking a lot of temptations one after another which is what so many of us do. When we go on vacation and why we have a hard time sticking to our habits.[spacer height=”20px”]
Solution: The good news is that, like a muscle, willpower does seem to strengthen with repeated use provided you have time to rest and eat in between.
Forcing yourself to wake up at the first alarm day after day or taking cold showers in the morning can increase willpower throughout your life.