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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It gives you that short time buffer you need to make the better decision. I will, I won’t, I want big goal – we cave to impulses when we’re distracted, stressed and tired the muscle is not effective – our natural impulses: Willpower is one of those things.

One of them is a self help book that is on my bedside table at the moment. Perhaps that’s the habit I should change The Upside of Stress is an empowering guide, revealing practical strategies for transforming anxiety into courage, isolation into connection, and adversity into meaning.

It gets tired from use, but regular exercise makes it stronger.

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I guess I’m asking if the information in this book is still relevant or is it questionable in light of more recent findings? Which habit should I do every day to reach my goals? If you are trying to lose weight, become kelky successful at work, rid yourself of toxic habits As my friend Kelly would say:. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Which habit is hurting my health, happiness, and career the most? Stronger willpower—based on inspiring facts, not oppressive mcgonigql finally within everyone’s reach.


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The Science of Self-Discipline: Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, an award-winning science journalist, and a leading expert on the mind-body relationship. Put off things you know you should do?

That was a big plus. What will you use your extra willpower for? View all 5 comments.

The author is a Stanford psychology professor and her book is based on science, but she doesn’t stop at reporting experiments, she translates research into action strategies. Not so with this book. And for good reason. Using science to explain the why and strategies for the howMcGonigal has created a must-read for anyone who wants to change how they live in both small and big ways. See and discover other items: View all 8 comments.

Luckily, I stuck with it and learned so much. To ask other readers questions about The Willpower Instinctplease sign up. It was nice to read a self-help book containing claims backed up by science. I enjoyed the science most but the majority of this information seemed intuitive to me. My enjoyment of the book was greatly enhanced by my sister reading it with me. CE credits are available to psychologists, social workers, nurses, teachers, and other professionals through Sounds True.


The book starts out with very basic advice, eat better, get better sleep, get some exercise and start meditating.

Jul 24, Michael Foley rated it it was amazing. Sometimes we think our willpower is exhausted but this is just our brain trying to trick us into conserving energy– this explains how long-distance runners are able to push on.

I am not going to be able to do this book justice: On a side note, the author suggests waiting 10 minutes before engaging in any behavior that the present thhe is screaming for I NEED to buy that book now! I’m now reading this for the second time.

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McGonigle didnt exactly get mcgonital with the format though for better or worse. However, since willpower is like a muscle, it does get exhausted over time.

If you want a more in-depth look on how to improve your relationship with food, I would recommend Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, and if you wish to learn more about the flawlessness of self-compassion, check out Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff. No more self-help books about procrastination.