Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. McGonigal, Kelly. The willpower instinct: how self-control works, why it matters, and what you can do to. The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal is easily the best book on willpower I’ ve ever read. It’s fun, easy to read, and packed with helpful. What would you do if you had twice the willpower you do now? Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist at Stanford University, and works in.
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In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things DoneThe Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from a healthier life to more patient parenting, from greater productivity at work to finally finishing the basement. Popular psychology books often get a bad rep for either oversimplifying science or complicating it to the point if incomprehension.
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The author suggests thinking more about your future self e. It is practical, compassionate, science-based, and easy to understand.
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As the above evidence suggests, I can’t rave enough about this book. And, so yeah, I may have been spotted reading this book in my car while while sitting at red lights.
It gives a lot of hands-on advice, like giving yourself mcgonkgal minute gap before you can have the object of desire, taking five minutes to focus only on inhaling and exhaling, putting a candybowl out to strengthen your willpower etc.
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Or was it one of the earlier works questioning those studies? If instincg always feel drained of WP, you may have hit a real limit for the time being. In the long run, yhe will give you much more energy and power than it takes away. Final Thoughts If there is a secret for greater self-control, the science points to one thing: Reading this book provides the insight you need to understand—and more importantly, have compassion for—your personal challenges, along with the techniques, tools, and perspective makeovers you need to gain more of that seemingly elusive self-control.
Jun 18, sleeps9hours rated it liked kekly. English Choose a language for shopping. However, I found that to be completely wrong. Hardcoverpages. This book will get you there. If you want to exercise more, consider just doing 10 quick push ups before ghe shower.
Share your thoughts with other customers. Who knows – you may really help yourself! However, I soon saw the value in what the author was saying as well as how it fits into the overall willpower picture. Maybe that’s because it’s based on a course that actually dealt with people going through the motions described in this book. No trivia or quizzes yet.
This may be the best self-help book I’ve read, period.