Take On the 30-Day Willpower Challenge

Adversity comes in many forms, helping us grow and building our character. Take on the Will to Way Challenge with your team to test your willpower for 30 days. You’ll be able to see what you can truly accomplish and how you can implement this into your everyday life.

Coaching involves more than just the Xs and Os. It’s about developing the whole player. Implementing the Will to Way Challenge into your program teaches valuable life lessons such as:

  • Coping with adversity
  • Honoring your commitments
  • Understanding that with strong willpower you can accomplish anything

 

What To Do

STEP 1: PICK YOUR 30 DAY CHALLENGE

Choose a challenging habit that you want to make OR break. Tell your team and family about it to help keep you accountable. Examples include:

Dietary

  • Stop drinking soda

  • Include a portion of fruit and veggies in every meal 

Mental

  • Meditate 5-10 minutes per day

  • Do not look at your mobile device during the school day 

Physical

  • Run 2 miles every day

  • 1000 wall sets before practice each day

STEP 2: KEEP A JOURNAL

Write a few sentences every day that describe your successes and failures. This will be great to look back on at the end of your journey!

STEP 3: MAKE IT A HABIT

Take your 30-day challenge one step further by implementing it into your everyday life.

 

Tips to Strengthen Your Willpower

Manage Your Stress

Stop to take a few deep breaths when you feel overwhelmed or tempted. It can be a great start in managing your stress levels and improving your willpower.

Encourage Yourself

Every time you tell yourself “I can’t,” you’re creating a feedback loop that is a reminder of your limitations. This terminology indicates that you’re forcing yourself to do something you don’t want to do. Instead use encouraging words to keep yourself motivated.

Get Enough Sleep

People who sleep between 6.5 hours and 7.5 hours a night live the longest, are happier and most productive.

Clear Your Mind Through Meditation

Sitting quietly for 5 minutes per day with concentration on your breathing can not only reduce stress, but it can also strengthen your self-control.

Exercise and Eat Healthy

Not only will exercise and good nutrition improve your willpower, but they’ll make you feel better as well. Exercise in particular is known for making us happy by releasing endorphins.

Stay Focused

Take your challenge one step at a time. You may be making a big lifestyle change and that may need your full attention right now. It’s okay to say “no” to other things, if it helps you stay focused.

 

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