It isn’t will power. It is won’t power.
Listen to these phrases: I won’t eat another piece of pie. I won’t get a second plate at the buffet. I won’t let other people control my emotions. I won’t buy that thing to make me happy. I won’t blame other people for my anger.
It seems easy to give up doing bad things if you say it like this. But when you give up something bad, you need to fill that space with something good. Otherwise the bad habit will come back even stronger.
Here are ways to turn it around: I won’t waste my lunchtime. I’ll go for a short walk first. I won’t watch TV all evening – I’ll write or read instead.
Your life is yours to control. Everything you do is your choice. How you respond or react is your choice. And there are repercussions for every choice you make. Choose wisely. This life is yours, but it is short. There is no reset button.