Friday, September 26, 2014

What exactly is willpower and how do you sustain it?

This week the healthy town project has been focusing on breaking bad habits, but how do you break a bad habit? Give up smoking? Cut down on drinking? Or start taking regular exercise?
If you decide to embark on any of these life-altering paths, you will need willpower. But what exactly is willpower? Can you develop it? And more importantly can you sustain it?
Psychologist Frank Ryan who has written a book on the subject certainly believes so.

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