[A013] Cheating: Discipline Yo Self But Binge on Netflix and Ice Cream

Worried about what happens when your self-discipline breaks down a little bit? Here’s how cheat days can help you recommit and reach your goals.

Could cheat days actually help you accomplish your goals?

We praise self-discipline a great deal, and even we acknowledge that sometimes you just have to suck it up and do what you need to do. However, there are times that cheating a little can help you accomplish your goals.

Before you decide that you can’t have any fun, consider that adding cheat days to your routine could actually help you in the long run.


  • What are cheat days?
  • Should you even use the term cheat days? What does it imply when you think that your life is no fun?
  • How can fudging a little on your discipline help you accomplish your overall goals?
  • Tips for making cheat days more effective.

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American Psychological AssociationInformation from the APA at about will power and its limits.
University College of LondonUniversity College of London busts the myth of the 21 day habit formation.
MyFitnessPalMy Fitness Pal breaks down the problems with cheat days and how they can slow you down.
WebMDWebMD explains how to use cheat days to boost your willpower and reach your goals.

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[A013] Cheating: Discipline Yo Self But Binge on Netflix and Ice Cream was last modified: March 3rd, 2017 by Harlan and Miranda

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