Stress is the enemy of willpower. Stress pushes us to meet the immediate want or desire of our brain. Willpower causes us to see the big picture, or long term goals.
The prefrontal cortex is the area of the brain in which willpower is produced. There are actually practical ways to increase the functionality of the prefrontal cortex, which will increase willpower and self-control:
- Getting enough sleep
- Physical exercise
- Breath focused meditations
By exercising our brains, we can actually become more likely to succeed because of a heightened sense of motivation and the elimination of distractions.
12:18 am • 31 July 2014 • 1 note
for the love, comes the burning young
from the liver, sweating through your tongue
well, youʼre standing on my sternum don’t you climb down darling
oh the sermons are the first to rest
smoke on Sundays when youʼre drunk and dressed
out the hollows where the swallow nests
7:46 pm • 27 July 2014 • 4 notes
After paying all my bills I find that I only have 8 dollars in my bank account and I don’t get paid for another week. The gas in my car may not make it a week, and I have like 3 eggs in the fridge and some peanut butter.
I don’t even know how I’m going to eat this week, but I’m so happy because my Father always comes through. Lord Jesus take my 8 dollars and do something fabulous with every cent!
7:27 pm • 27 July 2014 • 8 notes
You feed what you entertain.
You submit to what you put above you.
You abide by what you think is true/right/desirable.
So remember to entertain positivity, hope, and love.
Hold in high esteem what is good: God, others, and yourself.
And always remember that you know less than you think you do.
6:38 pm • 26 July 2014 • 9 notes
"So You Think God Is A White Dude With A Beard On The Clouds?"
God is a Grandma in the Sky
Knitting the hearts of Her people together
Because the world gets cold
And it needs a scarf
6:12 pm • 26 July 2014 • 52 notes
en-vogu3 said: aye
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6:18 pm • 25 July 2014 • 2 notes
Knowing that Sam Smith is gay and that his album is inspired by a man that he loved but didn’t love him back is causing me some serious emotion.
I liked his music but now I’m just like oh wow I guess I’m just going to sit here and cry because of how deeply I have felt the same things that he has felt.
6:01 pm • 25 July 2014 • 4 notes
People always following me n’ shit like my blog actually makes sense
5:40 pm • 25 July 2014 • 3 notes
OH MY GOD NOLAN DON’T KILL ANYONE OVER THIS
6:42 pm • 24 July 2014 • 5 notes
Being in pain is a good sign, sometimes. When I experience pain or discomfort this means I am either doing really well or not well at all.
The good news is that I’m not stuck somewhere in between, in which case I would be numb. Being numb is my greatest fear.
Pain can be a sign of harm, but it can also be a sign of life— of something unfamiliar, unknown or unexpected.
6:33 pm • 24 July 2014 • 8 notes
“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”
— Frida Kahlo (via hejk)
(Source: acrylicalchemy, via waterfallofhoney)
11:00 pm • 22 July 2014 • 1,754 notes
life is made up of these moments that seem to stop time.
like waiting rooms and unexpected phone calls.
i used to always think that movies make these moments more dramatic than they were, but after spending plenty of time in waiting rooms i’ve learned that alot of the times it is as heartbreaking as it seems.
i think it’s incredible that we can be so deeply moved by things, affected, changed forever.
we humans are far more powerful than we give ourselves credit for.
11:13 pm • 21 July 2014 • 7 notes
clean room— check
clean self— check
do laundry— check
play Kim Kardashian: Hollywood— rest of my day off
3:40 pm • 21 July 2014 • 6 notes