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Self Compassion, Mindfulness and Lovingkindness Dr Christopher Germer- author of mindful self compassion. (Around 20 free mp3s that include traditional mindfulness for beginners (body scan, mindfulness of breath, sounds etc.), lovingkindness and self-compassion infused practices)....

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This post is designed as a followup to the thoughts we identified on Day 11 There are several different approaches that psychology PhDs recommend for responding to Self Sabotaging Thoughts. There is also evidence that...

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When you have a willpower failure, rather than trying to “just forget about it and move on” you should try to understand how your thoughts contributed to it. When you have a willpower failure incident,...

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Priming Thoughts About Your Goals A good way to combat thought distortions is to regularly prime your thinking about your big goal/value so that these thoughts are as salient for you in decision moments as...

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You probably already know some of the emotions that precipitate willpower failures for you. Even if you think you already understand them well, you’ll probably want to develop a more intimate and sophisticated understanding of...

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Willpower Tips, Day 8

March 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Studies have shown that if you only think about behavior you’ve done that’s consistent with your willpower goal, you’re likely to end up doing behavior that’s inconsistent with your goal. You need to record your...

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Sometimes making a very small tweak will make something feel like a lot less effort to do. Here’s a few examples from my own life. – I started buying passata (sieved, crushed tomato in a...

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The following strategies take willpower to do, but pay you back for that initial investment many times over by giving you more willpower capacity for any willpower-related decisions you’re making in your life. Note that...

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Willpower Day 5, Dopamine.

March 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Behavior is typically motivated by some type of reward/reinforcement. What motivates people to buy scratch and win tickets? It’s the anticipation of possible reward. Actual reward (i.e., actually winning) might never have been experienced. The...

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to identify the next time you’re experiencing the “Oh Bugger It Effect,” while it’s occurring. The Oh Bugger It Effect refers to when you’re in the...

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