The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It [Kindle ed] 978-1-101-55373-2, 1101553731

McGonigal provides a step-by-step program for identifying goals, strengthening self-control, and making lifelong changes

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The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It [Kindle ed]
 978-1-101-55373-2, 1101553731

Table of contents :
Content: I will, I won't, I want : what willpower is, and why it matters --
The willpower instinct : your body was born to resist cheesecake --
Too tired to resist : why self-control is like a muscle --
License to sin : why being good gives us permission to be bad --
The brain's big lie : why we mistake wanting for happiness --
What the hell : how feeling bad leads to giving in --
Putting the future on sale : the economics of instant gratification --
Infected! why willpower is contagious --
Don't read this chapter : the limits of "I won't" power --
Final thoughts.

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