7 easy tips to increase your Will Power


It’s a limited resource that runs out quickly as you “spend” it during your day.


A little imagination exercise for you.

Imagine you get 100 Willpower dollars ($WP) to spend each day. You need to use those dollars wisely, in order to have any left come night time. All of the little daily decisions and stresses “cost” you a couple of will power $ ($WP) each time.


  • Deciding what to eat for breakfast (instead of having it pre-planned) = $2WP
  • Arguing with the kids = $5WP
  • Having a bikkie at the office, then beating yourself up for it = $3WP
  • A complicated task at work = $7WP
  • and so on and so on

** This is also known as “Decision Fatigue”


Here are 7 Tips to stretch your Will Power dollars further

  1. Less decisions, more routine / auto-pilot
  2. Get enough good quality sleep
  3. Make your important decisions early in the day or better still, the night before
  4. Stop worrying what others think of you
  5. Learn to say NO more often in order to look after yourself
  6. Don’t attempt too many big changes all at once
  7. Don’t sweat the small stuff

7 tips to increase will power

 9 Easy tips to increase your Will Power dollars

  1. Move your body in a way that you enjoy
  2. Spend time in nature
  3. Do things that you love and / or relax you
  4. Get good quality sleep and / or take a power nap
  5. Meditate
  6. Practice gratitude
  7. Laugh / smile (even if you have to fake it at first)
  8. Help someone else
  9. Even a moment of silence and a few full deep breaths can help

OK, I do realise that there are 9 tips there, not 7 as stated. I came up with 2 more after this initial blog post was written.

Consider the last 2 bonuses. 🙂 .




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