5 Science-Backed Ways To Boost Your Will Power

Just Smile

Just Smile

Allow yourself to smile as much as possible. Sometimes we may have a subconscious telling us that smiling means relaxing and enjoying ourselves, which is against the idea of knuckling down and getting to work. But there's no problem with enjoying what you do and the signs point to smiling as actually increasing your chances of getting the task at hand done.

Studies prove that people who smile more have an increase in determination and will power.

Make A Fist

Make A Fist

A clenched fist is a universal sign of determination and it turns out this is for a reason. Studies point to the fact that it really just exemplifies self-control, and so is similar to any sort of act of defiance when it comes to a temptation you're trying to control, such as squeezing your eyes shut.

Meditate

Meditate

It doesn't have to be all New Age-y and have that alternate stigma to it. Meditation has been practiced for millennia, simply because it works in aiding your with many things in different facets of life. In addition to reducing stress and increasing your focus, meditation also helps with channeling your focus and increasing your will power.

Remind Yourself

Remind Yourself

Setting reminders for yourself is a great way to improve your will power. All it does is simply reinforce the ideas behind what you want to achieve and further confirms your intent each time you see them. Your reminder might come in the visual form in the way of notes on a fridge or perhaps even in aural form with an alarm. Either way, give these reminders the weight they deserve from the beginning and act upon them. They'll help you become more focused on what's important and give you a will power boost.

Eat!

Eat!

In case this gives you the impression that all it takes is to simply go to the fridge or pantry and eat whatever you like, let us cast that idea aside right now. Research shows that protein-rich foods will help you boost your will power.

Of course, if you don't eat, your will power and motivation falls flat, but if you give it a bit more thought, you'll also notice that eating more refined and sugary foods will see your motivation go up and down with your energy levels. At the end of the day, it's really just about eating healthily and the will power will follow.