With 2014 drawing to a close, I have been thinking about New Year's resolutions, not that I make them, officially. I think about what I would like to change, improve and accomplish for the next year, (yes, I know--resolutions). I recently realized that I have been thinking about making the same changes ever since I was a teen. It's strange that I accomplish everything I want and need to for work, but cannot do the same for my personal life.
I am hoping to change that by going to a presentation, The Neuroscience of Willpower at North York Central Library at 7 p.m. on January 6, 2015. Uri Galimidi will share simple, yet effective, neuroscience-based interventions that will help strengthen willpower, conquer undesirable habits, adopt new beneficial habits, increase the rate of success of meeting your goals, and help you become the best possible version of yourself. In a nutshell: boost your willpower, change your life.
In the meantime, I might do some reading on increasing my willpower... or I might not.
|Willpower: rediscovering the greatest human strength by Roy F. Baumeister||The willpower instinct: how self-control works, why it matters and what you can do to get more of it by Kelly McGonigal||The neuroscience of everyday life by Sam Wang (DVD)|
|On second thought: outsmarting your mind's hard-wired habits by Wray Herbert||This will make you smarter: new scientific concepts to improve your thinking by John Brockman||Beyond IQ by Garth Sundem (eBook)|