To be effective at controlling our urges and making sound decisions, the prefrontal cortex needs to be looked after. That means feeding it with good-quality food so it has enough energy to do its job and getting enough sleep.
Researchers who study self-control often describe it as being like a muscle that gets fatigued with heavy use. … While muscles become exhausted by exercise in the short term, they are strengthened by regular exercise in the long term. Sadly we aren’t born with strong willpower but we sure can strengthen it. By setting a weekly goal for yourself & achieving it then setting another one is a simple way to start this process I promise !! You’ll feel proud & motivated ! Im living proof! I did not have the willpower & motivation that I do today till I started taking care of myself mind, body & soul. And by continuously & routinely practicing this over the years has helped me reach my goals beyond what I would have ever imagined. So get out of your own way stop listening to that negative Nancy in your head & JUST DO IT!! Whatever it is & when it’s done pay close attention to how accomplished & awesome you will feel.