Watch a rerun
Planned to go to the gym but can’t get off the sofa? Stay put, and queue up an episode of your favorite show. “You get to hang out with your ‘friends’ without putting in effort,” says willpower researcher Jaye Derrick, PHD. By giving in to temptation in the short term (vegging out), your willpower resets and you’ll likely be up for tackling a long-term goal (improving fitness) after.