Self Control

I Gave Up Facebook for Lent - And I Liked It

Sophie Deal | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Tech
Sophie Deal

I was pretty sure I'd find the challenge difficult, but I had no idea whether it would have significant impact on my everyday life. Would I miss out on things, would it be a massive inconvenience, would I get weird withdrawal symptoms?

Six Ways to Wade Through the Waves of Grief

David Lancefield | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Lancefield

I wasted far too much energy and emotion on challenging the situation we face. The inequity of all of it. I looked to the lives of others for examples of what we hoped for; it all looked rosier even though I only saw a partial view of their true lives. Then I decided to stop it.

The Real Secret of Self-Control

David Mochel | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

As I write this I am looking outside and feeling the desire to enjoy the sunshine rather than sit at my computer. In an alternate universe I could be outside enjoying the sun and looking back through the window feeling that I should be working.

Want to be Happy? Practice Self-Control

David Mochel | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Lapses in self-control are a great source of frustration for human beings. Habitual indulgence of impulses or avoidance of discomfort can keep us from acting on important goals and values. This gap between what we feel is important and how we spend our time and energy leads to dissatisfaction and unnecessary struggle.

What Justin Bieber Can Teach Us About Mindfulness

David Mochel | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

How "The Biebs" decides to use his celebrity is completely up to him. Wouldn't it be wonderful if he pulled out of the nose dive and his example served as motivation for his rabid fans to experiment with mindful self-discipline?

Eight Things You Can Do Right Now to Benefit From a Self-Regulation Practice

David Mochel | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

A large and growing body of research shows that deliberately and consistently practicing self-regulation - being present, open, and purposeful - makes a dramatic difference in the quality of people's lives.

Control Your Urges: What's the Best Way?

Clark Russell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clark Russell

Controlling our urges or cravings is not easy when we are being constantly being hijacked from all angles in our day to day lives, especially with the over abundance of food and food outlets. There are various psychological techniques for exercising self-control in order to deal with all the temptations.

Three Reasons You Give in to Temptation

Joanna Pieters | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Pieters

Goals. Resolutions. Good intentions. We all set them, but more often than not we don't manage to achieve what we wanted to. Why is that? Why are we so bad at getting what we think we want?

How Improve Your Self-Discipline During Lent

Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. It’s also a time when our willpower is tested to the limit. But it...

The Psychology of Desire Reveals How to Achieve Any New Year's Resolution

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

The very latest thinking is that those who score high on self-control lead lives characterised by effective habits and routines, rather than deploying that much active resistance. Better self-control seems to involve avoiding temptations, rather than resisting them.

LOOK: This What Your Brain Looks Like You Lose Self-Control

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

Life is full of temptations and we need lots of self-control to live a happy life - not having too many helpings of dessert or too many drinks on a w...

Why Getting Angry is Just Not Good For You

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I am half Greek and so come from a very fiery lineage. My dad had a lot of passion in him - it was mostly positive, he would laugh his head off with friends, influence clients and surround us with oodles of love. But on occasion it came out as anger - mostly about little things, an overly zealous parking attendant or a noisy neighbour - but it didn't do him any good.

Drug Addiction Is a 'Brain Disorder' Finds Study

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Addiction is a brain disorder, not a lifestyle choice, a new study at the University of Cambridge suggests. Researchers scanned the brains of 50 co...