Our control on our impulses and our behaviour wavers when we do so repeatedly.
“Self-control may behave like a muscle”, says Psychologist Roy Baumeister explaining that when we exercise self-control, we burn out limited resource.
Doing things that require our willpower weakens our capacity to control ourselves and our impulses so we automatically try to preserve it for more important moments by using less of it.
Matt Huston explains in brief about how to take control over yourself in 3 steps:
- Prayer and mindfulness meditation.
Focusing on the importance of a closely held personal value.
Envisioning someone who is like you
Our self-control has limits. Our intentions always sway between what we want to do and what we should do. This is one area where ‘let’s test our limits’ shouldn’t be applied.
IRIANS – The Neuroscience Institute