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


Overview - Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course -The Science of Willpower, - The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity .  Read more...

 
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Overview
Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course -The Science of Willpower, - The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity.
Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn:
  • Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep.
  • Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health.
  • Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower
  • Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control.
  • Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control.
  • Willpower failures are contagious--you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends----but you can also catch self-control from the right role models.
In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781583335086
  • ISBN-10: 1583335080
  • Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: December 2013
  • Page Count: 275
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.99 x 6.47 x 0.79 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.63 pounds


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