If you think back, you would have had a potato chip or two and pretty soon you’ve eaten the whole bag? Eating a whole bag of chips shows little self-control. Not charging an expensive thing you want to a credit card takes self-control. All most everything needs self-control, even getting up early for work takes self-control. Without self-control, it’s hard to go ahead in life.
But at the same time thought suppression may look very difficult, only briefly works, and can have unintended consequences. Suppression has actually been shown to increase the frequency of the thoughts you were trying to rid yourself of once the period of active suppression is over. If you try to stifle thoughts of having alcohol, the thoughts will likely come rushing back with even greater power once you let your guard down, as you inevitably will. You should never give up. You have to fight back.
Popular views of self-control are that we should try to control impulses, fight temptations and actively exercise willpower. Nothing could be further from the truth, it seems.
Doing exercise also helps you out in it. If you find yourself with limited time to undertake a full exercise program? When it comes to self-control, short bouts of moderately intense exercise is all you need to boost your strength in this area.
The main thing to be remembered here is, self-control allows us to focus our energies on the task at hand and tune out distractions which make sure we perform to the best of our abilities. It also allows us to kick those negative thoughts out of our head, which helps you to reach your goal with fewer efforts.