Did you know you may be able to boost the strength of your willpower by using it more often? Say you are working out or trying to resist pizza. There often comes a point when your thoughts turn to giving in. But some research suggests that your brain may tell you to quit long before you really need to. So, ask yourself at such moments if you can resist a little longer. You may be surprised at how easy it is to say “no” to a craving or push a little further during a workout.

When it comes to working out, make sure you won’t harm yourself if you stick with it. If you can keep going safely, try pushing past that first quit urge. Your willpower may become a little stronger as a result.