8 Best Articles on Self Control
The most useful articles on self-control from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Self Control Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on self-control by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- The 90-Second Rule that Builds Self-Control
- Wish you had more self-control? You should hear the downsides
- The myth of self-control
- The Dark Side of Self-Control
- Take Ownership of Your Future Self
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Wish you had more self-control? You should hear the downsides
Many people wish they had the advantages of more self-control. But fewer know that the trait can be costly, too
«heightened expectations for the high self-control person, leading them to feel more burdened by the reliance that others have on them»
The 90-Second Rule that Builds Self-Control
The key to greater happiness and peace of mind
«President John F. Kennedy, I might suggest that you “Ask not what your life can do for you; ask what you can do for your life.” It’s a matter of flipping your perspective»
Take Ownership of Your Future Self
Change is inevitable — but it’s not out of your control.
Don’t Worry, You Can’t Deplete Your Willpower
Self-control is all in your head
The Dark Side of Self-Control
Resisting short-term temptations can lead to long-term regret.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on self-control.
The myth of self-control
Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.
Jerry Saltz on eating and coping mechanisms, childhood and self-control, criticism, love, cancer and pandemics.
Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self
The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.
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Harvard Business Review
The best ideas in business and management to help people, organizations, and economies work better.
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