Can somebody tell me how willpower works?

What I want to talk about is willpower or my lack of.

I really admire people who stick to things, anything. People who go to the gym daily, people who stick to diets, people who just simply do what they say they are going to.

I’ve done dry January. It lasted a day.

I’ve done diets that have lasted a week or 2 then fell off the bandwagon and never got back on.

I just can’t seem to stick to anything at all and it’s winding me up!

Why do I have no willpower? Why can’t I stick to ANYTHING! I literally mean anything! I’m the person that flakes on plans. I’m the one who says ‘yes let’s go for coffee’ then doesn’t call for 6 months. I’m the person that everything seems like a fab idea at the time but when it comes to it just can’t seem to muster up the willpower to go through with whatever it is.

I tell myself most Mondays this is a new week and a new me, I’m going to change! I NEVER change.

I got up at 6.30 and did Yoga this morning and told myself this is a new me. I literally have every intention of doing the same tomorrow. Will I? Who knows!

What is it in the brain that makes some people able to stick to what they want to do and others completely unable to stick to anything? Well, I did some research and according to this article its linked to blood sugar levels. It makes sense, when I think of all those people I know that have the most willpower and drive are those who are fit and healthy! But can blood sugar really have such an effect on willpower to do so many other things? The article said to stick to whole foods such as:


At some point, those of us in this position have to come to the realisation we are a product of what we put into our bodies both mentally and physically.

I am going to TRY (as I say I’m a flakey person) to consciously think about what I’m eating (probably less about what I’m drinking but its a start) and the effect it’s having on other aspects of my life! Christmas may throw a few hurdles my way and I’m ok with that but either way today is the start of my TRYING to make better decisions!

We have to start somewhere (even if I am starting for the 500th time).

I think, subconsciously, half of me never completing anything is because I’ve told myself I cant before I’ve really properly tried!

So here’s to giving it a go and having a bit more faith in our own ability xx





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I'm 29 and literally clueless about mostly everything! I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up! The thought of having children scares the life out of me, I can barely dress myself! Life basically seems like one big joke (because that's what I make it to disguise the fact that adulting petrifies me and is sooooo bleak!) except I have direct debits coming out of my eyeballs and nothing I say really seems to make any sort of sense! I crave excitement outside of seeing whats in my monthly Birchbox subscription. The ageing process is not being kind to me (the day I discovered a chin hair was a MAJOR low point!) My waist is rapidly expanding. My desire to be thin is ever increasing. My motivation to do anything about it is ever depleting. I have an inner need to buy budget gadgets that break or are completely useless and that desire never seems to fade, I literally have a house full of useless s**t!!! What is life?! I think its time for a Gin...................

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