Counterintuitive tips for developing stronger willpower

Learn how to:

  • controls impulses and delays gratification
  • fulfill our long-term goals
  • defeat metal challenges when our mind has ┬ácompeting goals
  • learn what influences us to procrastinate or why we fail to resist temptation
  • learn about small interventions that can have large, positive outcomes.

Author and Stanford health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, talks about strategies from her new book “The WillPower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It” as part of the Authors@Google series. Topics include dieting/weight loss, health, addiction, quitting smoking, temptation, procrastination, mindfulness, stress, sleep, cravings, exercise, self-control, self-compassion, guilt, and shame.

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