4 Supercharge your willpower by daydreaming!
If you often plan to do a good-foryou task—say, exercise— only to do the opposite—say, watch TV, try this: As you’re deciding whether to do it or skip it, picture yourself achieving the long-term results, such as being stronger, slimmer and healthier! It works! Brain scan studies show that actively thinking about the results of your actions prompts you to prefer the choice that’ll help get you there! And keep a penny close! Need extra motivation to power through a task? Grip a penny firmly! Tensing hand muscles light ups brain regions that govern willpower, reveals a joint U. S. and Singapore study.