Religious Thoughts Can Boost Willpower, Even For Nonbelievers

Feeling bad because you always gorge on all the cakes and chocolates and leave your friends with nothing during a party? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Fortunately, God may be able to help, albeit indirectly. Studies have shown that keeping religious concepts in mind can help us tolerate more pain, resist temptations, and even persist longer when the going gets really tough. So get a thesaurus and brace yourself for the next party by arming yourself with a list of faith-related words! Divine, holy, God, spirit, saint… Continue reading