3 Ways to Develop Willpower

Willpower Woes: How a Rotten Resolve Can Hurt You

…and 3 ways to develop better self-discipline and control through practice, progression, and patience

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Forbes Business Council Member Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist, and futurist who reports on noteworthy industry change makers, movers, shakers, and innovators across all B2B and B2C categories. This includes field experts and thought leaders, brands, products, services, destinations, and events. Merilee is Founder, Executive Editor, and Producer of “The Luxe List” as well as Host of the nationally-syndicated “Savvy Living” TV show. As a prolific business and consumer trends, lifestyle and leisure industry voice of authority and tastemaker, she keeps her finger on the pulse of the marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points, from the affordable to the extreme—also delving into the minds behind the brands. Her work reaches multi-millions worldwide via broadcast TV (her own shows and copious others on which she appears) as well as a myriad of print and online publications. Connect with her at www.TheLuxeList.com and www.SavvyLiving.tv / Instagram www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReports  / Twitter www.Twitter.com/LuxeListReports / Facebook www.Facebook.com/LuxeListReports / LinkedIN www.LinkedIn.com/in/MerileeKern.

Yoga as a Way of Getting Rid of Bad Habits

Whether it’s low self-esteem, drinking, smoking, or a lack of control, we all have bad habits that we want to change. There are a lot of techniques to accomplish this feat but, the truth is, the majority of them don’t work. We may refrain from engaging in the habit or tackle it head-on, but habits are habits for a reason. And, if we are not diligent, they often come back to haunt us.

Thankfully, there’s a way to effectively remove these unhealthy habits from your life. How? It’s quite simple really - employ a more holistic approach (like yoga) to the problem.

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Train Your Brain to Change Unhealthy Eating Habits

Change Unhealthy Eating Habits: Researchers have reported evidence that we can “re-wire” reward centers our brain, shifting them to respond to healthy food instead of unhealthy food.

Researchers have reported the first evidence that we can “re-wire” the reward centers in the brain that encourage addictive-like behavior to unhealthy food—shifting them to respond to low-calorie, healthy food instead. This important switch in food preferences is thought to be a critical factor in achieving long-term weight loss.

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01/05/2018
Willpower Woes: How a Rotten Resolve Can Hurt You …and 3 ways to develop better self-discipline and control through practice, progression, and patience Willpower. We all want it. We all need it... read more
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06/09/2017
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Whether it’s low self-esteem, drinking, smoking, or a lack of control, we all have bad habits that we want to change. There are a lot of techniques to accomplish this feat but, the truth is, the... read more
Model Brain
09/26/2014
Change Unhealthy Eating Habits: Researchers have reported evidence that we can “re-wire” reward centers our brain, shifting them to respond to healthy food instead of unhealthy food.... read more
Man in a suit at the top of long staircase.
01/05/2018
Willpower Woes: How a Rotten Resolve Can Hurt You …and 3 ways to develop better self-discipline and control through practice, progression, and patience Willpower. We all want it. We all need it... read more
Young woman in yoga side stretch on floor in front of wooden wall
06/09/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
Whether it’s low self-esteem, drinking, smoking, or a lack of control, we all have bad habits that we want to change. There are a lot of techniques to accomplish this feat but, the truth is, the... read more
Model Brain
09/26/2014
Change Unhealthy Eating Habits: Researchers have reported evidence that we can “re-wire” reward centers our brain, shifting them to respond to healthy food instead of unhealthy food.... read more