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The Resource The Willpower Instinct

The Willpower Instinct

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The Willpower Instinct
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The Willpower Instinct
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Summary
Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity.Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: • Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. • Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. • Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower • Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. • Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. • Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models.In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work
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McGonigal, Kelly
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dictionaries
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  • Self-Improvement
  • Psychology
  • Nonfiction
  • Self Help
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The Willpower Instinct
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101553732
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optical disk
Label
The Willpower Instinct
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:24ff5fe0-48d7-4aee-8124-822e6f689c89
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101553732
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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