Good intentions to make positive changes in your life always start with willpower, and until your new lifestyle becomes a habit – you will need to draw on these reserves continuously.
Many studies into this phenomenon have concluded that willpower (or more precisely the discipline behind willpower as in this Forbes article by Paul King) is a mental muscle, which with practice and exercise – can be strengthened.
As with any other muscle – over use will cause depletion – and exhausting our reserves of willpower in this way can lead to lapses in achievement.
Clare Shepherd is a nutritionist who specialises in working with people who are introducing positive, lasting changes to their lifestyle and she understands the need for as much help as possible in boosting willpower.
This recent article form Clare for Your New Life Plan gives you seven valuable tips that you can use in achieving any aims you may have set yourself.