how can I strengthen my will power ?
whether you're trying to eat healthier, stop smoking, or even read more. It can be daunting just thinking about the goal. I think it starts with honesty. You have to be truthful about what motivates you and what you're most afraid of in terms of accomplishing what you so desire. If you're under immense stress, it's never a good idea to put more on your plate. However, sometimes the goal you want and need to attain is imminent to your health or even your sanity. For these reasons, you start to experience more stress and... you begin to panic.
How am I supposed to begin something when; one, I'm scared shittless and, two, I'm overwhelmed with so many other things right now?
- list the goal(s)
- list the fear(s)
- list the resources you have right now, at the moment; the ones you can use. (tools,people,knowledge)
- list the probable road blocks that might occur. Can you avoid, prevent, and or pull from your resources to resolve them?
- list a few emotions you want to feel during this time. Can you use any of the resources you have currently to accomplish feeling these emotions?
Hold yourself accountable for your progress and your mistakes.
Make sure you stay honest to anyone and everyone who is aware of what you're trying to accomplish. Let them know how they can help. Be honest with them about how hard, frustrating, painful it might be. You may not always be at your best during the first couple weeks of any major lifestyle change. Let those who will be interacting with you know.
I want to go more in depth about examples, maybe I'll update later.