The Willpower Instinct

Written on September 9, 2013. Written by .

This book discusses a variety of findings in psychology relevant to willpower. One of the main points was that mindfulness is very helpful. For example, instead of trying to suppress your urges, you should “surf your emotions”, feeling them without necessarily giving in to them. It also discusses a lot of pitfalls like how being too hard on yourself can backfire. However, I didn’t feel like I came away with anything new except that I should try harder to be consistent with meditation and mindfulness.

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