01 Feb How do develop more self-control…according to science
Happiness requires some self-control.
Success requires some self-control.
Health, wellbeing, productivity…pretty much everything requires a degree of self-control.
Which is why we thought you'd appreciate this Huffington Post article by Rina Deshpande…
As many of us start the year with aims for healthier lifestyles, we are faced not simply with the creation of new habits but also with the management of temptation.
Over the last decade, a surge of research has emerged in science publications about the psychological and physiological benefits of ancient Eastern mindfulness meditation. Newer research now documents that different forms of mindfulness practice–seated and walking meditations, scanning and relaxing tension through the body, and breathing awareness–may significantly reduce stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms as well as increase self-regulatory behaviors and help develop self-control.
Intrigued by the possibility of mindfulness regulating appetitive behaviors, social psychology professor and expert in dieting and goal-related behavior at Utrecht University, Esther K. Papies, Ph.D., led a three-part study on the initial effects of mindful attention on behavioral responses to two common appetitive stimuli: food and sex appeal…
…so if you'd like more self-control so you can enjoy more health, happiness, success or whatever then just click HERE to read the full story.