Like many people, I struggle with self control. Especially when it comes to my eating habits. And my anger issues. And with so many other things.
I hit a weight on the scale yesterday that has been haunting me all day. I blame it on my multiple medications that cause weight gain but who am I kidding? It’s all on ME.
An old friend from college introduced me to a book called “Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science” by Drew Dyck. I downloaded the sample onto my kindle and it sounds really good!
“by far the best use of willpower is to use it to initiate healthy patterns of behavior. We need to invest it in good habits.”Drew Dyck
Why can’t I control my anger? Or stop overeating? Or wasting time online?
Why can’t I seem to finish my projects? Or make progress in my spiritual life?
Why do I fall for the same stupid temptations over and over again?
When we fail, its easy to make excuses or blame our circumstances. But let’s face it: the biggest enemy is usually the one staring back at us from the mirror every morning.
We lack self-control.
Self-control isn’t very popular these days. We tend to think of it as boring, confining, the cop that shows up and shuts down the party. But the truth is that people who cultivate this vital virtue lead freer, happier, and more meaningful lives. After all, our bad habits—from the slight to the serious—bring a host of painful consequences. Ultimately, they keep us from becoming the people God created us to be.
Your Future Self Will Thank You is a compassionate and humorous guide to breaking bad habits and growing your willpower. It explores Scripture’s teachings on how to live a disciplined life while offering practical strategies for growth based on the science of self-control. Whether you want to deepen your spiritual life, conquer an addiction, or kick your nail-biting habit, this book will help you get motivated, stay on track, and achieve your goals.
Sure, self-control is hard, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. Get the help you need to be freer, happier, and more productive. Your future self will thank you!
I constantly tell myself, “I’ll start tomorrow.” or “I really need that second brownie.” or “I’ll start exercising tomorrow.” It’s a struggle that I KNOW others deal with on a day to day basis.
So how do we change these thoughts? How do we change the guilt we face when we give in to our temptations?
Yet year after year, I continue to struggle with the same stupid, stubborn sins. I’m caught in my own civil war between the good I want to do and the sinful impulses holding me backDrew Dyck
Well….I’m about to find out…I can’t wait to dive into this book and learn how to practice self control.