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Do you go for hot, quick kicks or hold out for slow-cooked, simmered down but potentially sweeter satisfaction? Managing temptation and learning to wield willpower has been a very human battle and the subject of moral debate since the dawn of man, woman and bodily delights.
This is because self-control is one of our greatest weaknesses. It is something we struggle with strenuously - up to four hours a day according to the latest research. But, it is also one of our greatest virtues.

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A Slimming Color: Losing Weight Effortlessly With Visual Illusions | Psychology Today

A Slimming Color: Losing Weight Effortlessly With Visual Illusions | Psychology Today | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

We often procrastinate because outside distractions interfere with our long-term goals. We make plans to exercise or to diet but find our attention irresistibly drawn toward attractions like the television or the candy bowl. When temptation strikes, our willpower works overtime to try and drive the unhealthy / distracting cravings out of our head, or at least to stop us from acting on them. It doesn't have to be this hard, though. In fact, it doesn't have to be hard at all.

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