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Self-Control



We all experience moments where we make choices—frequently on strong emotional impulses—that we previously intended to avoid or make differently. These moments not only bring on unwanted consequences: they can also trigger self-judgment, frustration, and fear when we feel we’re not in control of our own actions, or as if we don’t have the ability to change our own behaviors despite desperately wanting to. It’s true that our biology and brain chemistry play a strong role in our instincts and habits, but it’s also true that we all have tremendous capacity to change or adjust our own behavior. It’s not necessarily a matter of pure willpower, but of understanding the deep-rooted relationships between our bodies, thoughts, behaviors, and feelings.

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The Secret to Self Control | Jonathan Bricker | TEDxRainier

Jonathan Bricker’s work has uncovered a scientifically sound approach to behavior change that is twice as effective as most currently practiced methods. His methods are driving new norms and new apps for how people quit smoking and decrease obesity, saving many people from an early death.

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Better than Before

Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits—as well as change them for good.

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Why Emotional Self-Control Matters

Releasing anger and frustration can actually help you regain control over a hectic day or win back productivity after feeling frazzled. But you have to do it with awareness.

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FindCenterWe can control our lives by controling our perceptions.

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You Are Why You Eat

Dr. Ramani takes a fresh, brave, and edgy approach to self-help. She teaches you to unearth that inner voice, and let it be heard. She turns all of your childhood teachings upside down and forces you to take responsibility for your choices in life.

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No Excuses! The Power of Self-Discipline

Most people think success comes from good luck or enormous talent, but many successful people achieve their accomplishments in a simpler way: through self-discipline.

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Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control.

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FindCenterIndecision leads to inaction, which leads to low energy, depression, despair.

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Rage: A Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Explosive Anger

Do you or someone you care about experience episodes of extreme and unpredictable anger? Intense rages that threaten relationships, jobs, property-or worse? The first thing you need to know is that you are not alone.

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The Marshmallow Test: Why Self-Control Is the Engine of Success

Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it. A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later.

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