I’m Just Average Teen Me. First of all, as a disclaimer, I’m just warning you guys for any typos… I’m writing this post from my phone while I’m babysitting my brother and sister. And if any words seem completely wrong, it’s probably autocorrect. Disclaimer done, now for the post.
Today, I wanted to talk about Will Power, which you probably guessed from the title… I know, it’s a strange thing to blog about, and quite random at that, but I’ve been thinking about it lately.
So, a couple weeks a go, I had eaten way too much chocolate. And I decided to give it up for 3 days. At the time, 3 days seemed like an eternity. The first day was fine. However the second night I gave in. I ate the chocolate. So the third day was pointless.
But on that third day, I told myself that I wouldn’t eat chocolate for a week. A week might seem unrealistic when I couldn’t get further than a day without diving into the bag of chocolate at the back of my bed. And at the time, it did seem unrealistic.
I realised, that I needed a reason to stop eating all of the chocolate. Not just “you’ll get loads of spots”… So I came up with something. I won’t give away what it was exactly, because it’s probably a bit weird.
My point is, that after having a reason not to eat chocolate for a week, and a reason that meant something to me, I didn’t give in. I could resist the cravings. And after 3 or 4 days, I didn’t even feel like I had to eaAlso, my reason thing worked (it happened in real life) which kind of creeped me out…
You might be kind of confused at why I’m talking about this and will power, and now I’ll explain.
The definition of will power is:
“Control deliberately exerted to do something or to restrain one’s own impulses.”
I feel like, if you can really overcome something that you want to do, even if it’s as small as not pigging out on chocolate, it makes you stronger mentally. Controlling what you do is a good thing, and it has to start somewhere. So, if you feel like it, maybe try to stretch that control over yourself and see how far you can go. Obviously don’t starve yourself or anything but maybe start something? And try to stick to it?
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–Just Average Teen Me