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5 Ways to Easily Increase Self-Control Eric Barker in his Barking Up the Wrong Tree blog of January 23, 2012, presents this list of things you can do to increase your self-control based on the latest empirical data.

Already Struggling to Keep New Year Resolutions? Here's the First Detailed Study of Daily Temptation and Resistance Research by Wilhelm Hoffman and his colleagues suggests that 'desire is a common, recurrent theme in the daily lives of modern citizens ... everyday life may be an ongoing drama in which inner factors set the stage for motivation and conflict, while external factors contribute to how well people manage to resist and enact their current wants and longings." Read the summary here in BPS Research Digest, January 3, 2012, or the original in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.''

The Merest Thought of Money Replenishes Self-Control A brief summary of the work by Boucher and Kofos (2012) which found that people who were reminded of money performed better on tasks of self-control than people reminded of neutral concepts.

To increase willpower should you focus on greater self-control or greater self-compassion? Recent research summarized here in the Barking Up the Wrong Tree blog by Eric Barker, May 11, 2012, suggests that greater self-compassion will increase motivation.

Willpower Expert Roy Baumeister on Staying in Control Roy Baumeister explains what willpower is, what depletes our willpower, and how we can manage our willpower to achieve our goals.

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Self-Regulation: Video Talk by Roy Baumeister Roy Baumeister presents this talk to the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, an organization committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges, explaining why willpower and self-control is one of the most important aspects of individual and societal wellbeing (runs 15 minutes and 50 seconds).

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