The willpower instinct: how self-control works, why it matters, and what you can do to get more of it [Kindle ed] 9781101553732, 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]
 9781101553732, 1101553731

Table of contents :
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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