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14 Surprising Things That Affect Your Willpower and Decision Making | Inc.com

“As Baumeister details in his book Willpower: The Greatest Human Strength and a New York Times Magazine cover story, willpower and decision making are interconnected. The house you grew up in, the number of decisions you made today, and what your friends are doing, all affect your decisions in weird ways. Here’s a look at how.” Here’s one takeaway: we make better decisions in the morning because we feel stronger and have more will power. So if we’re wanting to work things in our favour, let’s adjust our diaries accordingly. via 14 Surprising Things That… Read more 14 Surprising Things That Affect Your Willpower and Decision Making | Inc.com

Form a Habit That Sticks

“More than 40% of the things we do in a day aren’t really decisions–they’re habits. But changing habits isn’t a matter of “powering through” them. Like a muscle, your willpower gets exhausted throughout a day.  As Charles Duhigg details in the now-in-paperback “The Power of Habit,” advances in social science suggest that behavioral change isn’t a result of focusing on the behavior itself. Instead, we need to tinker with the cues and rewards that keep the habit coming. “ http://feeds.inc.com/~r/home/updates/~3/f1rdSy7UgcQ/story01.htm