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6 Secrets of self-control

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Self Control is a skill we all possess (honest); yet we tend to give ourselves little credit for it.
We all get things that make us to loose control, but again it’s better to maintain and take strong control on our daily life things that make us to loose control…
Here are six secrets of self-control….

1. Meditate
Meditation actually trains your brain to become a self-control machine (and it improves your emotional intelligence).
Even simple techniques like mindfulness, which involves taking as little as five minutes a day to focus on nothing more than your self-awareness and your brain’s ability to resist destructive impulses. Buddhist monks appears calm and in control for a reason….

2. Eat
File this one in the counter intuitive category, especially if you are having trouble controlling your eating. Your brain burns heavily into your stores of glucose when attempting to exert self-control… If your blood suger is low, you are far more likely to succumb to destructive impulses…Sugary and leave you drained and vulnerable shortly thereafter… Eating something that provides a slow burn for your body, such as whole grain rice or meat, will give you a longer window of self-control …So, if you are having trouble keeping yourself out of the company candy bin when you are hungry, make sure you eat something else if you want to have a fighting chance…

3. Exercises
Getting your body moving for as little as 10 minutes releases GABA, a neurotransmitter that makes your brain feel soothed and keeps you in control of your impulses…If you are having trouble resisting the impulse to walk over to the office next door to let somebody have it, just keep on walking… You should have the impulse under control by the time you get back.

4. Sleep
When you are tired, your brain cells ability to absorb glucose is highly diminished… As I explained in secret #1, your brain’s ability to control impulses is nil without glucose… What’s worse, without enough sleep you are more likely to crave sugary snacks to compensate for low glucose levels… So, if you are trying to exert self-control over your eating, getting a good night’s sleep every night is one of the best moves you can make…

5. Ride the Wave
Desire has a Strong tendency to ebb and flow like the tide. When the impulse you need to control is strong, waiting out this wave of desire is usually enough to keep yourself in control…. The rule of thumb here is to wait at least 10 minutes before succumbing to temptation… You will often find that the great wave of desire is now little more than a ripple that you have the power to step right over…

6. Forgive Yourself
A vicious cycle of failing to control oneself followed by feeling intense self-hatred and disgust is common in attempts at self-control… These emotions typically lead to overindulging in the offending behavior… When you slip up, it is critical that you forgive yourself and move on…Don’t ignore how the mistake makes you feel; just don’t Wallow in it… Instead, shift your attention to what you are going to do to improve yourself in the future…

Conclusion
The important thing to remember is you have to give these strategies the opportunity to work….This means recognizing the moments where you are struggling with self-control and rather than giving in to impulse, taking a look at the six secrets and giving them a go before you give in…. It takes time to increase your emotional intelligence, but the new habits you form with effort can last a lifetime…….

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