September 19

Increasing Willpower and Resilience

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There has been a lot of talk about resilience lately. From people weathering recent hurricanes to earthquakes and floods, news stories have focused on the resilience of those enduring. Psychology has also been interested in resiliency, studying what makes some succumb to disorders while others experiencing similar circumstances do not. Whether or not you are concerned about your mental well-being, just about everyone can benefit from enhancing resilience.

Resiliency and willpower are related. Though some research demonstrates there are external factors related to resiliency, the same can be said of willpower. Research demonstrates both resiliency and willpower are limited resources (Miller-Lewis, L., Searle, A., Sawyer, M.,, 2013, and Baumeister, R.F., Vohs, K., 2007). Both resiliency and willpower are associated with positive outcomes. Resiliency, at least in a commonsensical way, relies somewhat on willpower, and the fortitude to persevere in adverse circumstances. It stands to reason then, that increasing willpower may also increase resilience.

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