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Science of Will-Power

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3/26/2014 3:35:35 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
MUST READ. How can the brain be trained for greater willpower?
"Two things have been shown to train the brain"s willpower reserve, or strength: meditation and physical exercise.
Meditation training improves a wide range of willpower skills, including attention, focus, stress management, impulse control and self-awareness. It changes both the function and structure of the brain to support self-control. For example, regular meditators have more gray matter in the prefrontal cortex. And it doesn"t take a lifetime of practice " brain changes have been observed after eight weeks of brief daily meditation training.
Physical exercise also leads to similar changes in the brain, especially the prefrontal cortex; however it"s not clear why. Regular exercise " both intense cardiovascular trainings and mindful exercise like yoga " also makes the body and brain more resilient to stress, which is a great boost to willpower."
Primal Diet. Lifting. Reading. Psychedelics. Cold-Approach Pickup. Music.