Not so says recent research, in fact it:
“may boost well-being by helping people avoid frequent conflict and balance vice-virtue conflicts by favoring virtues. Self-control positively contributes to happiness through avoiding and dealing with motivational conflict.”
Today, give up a small thing you treasure (coffee, make up, putting perfume on for the day, checking Facebook…) and watch the extent to which you can keep your mind calm and silent without it. Tip: most of us realise that these ‘small’ things are not that small and that we do not even have enough self-discipline to give up a cup of coffee for a day without a tantrum! You are not alone, it’s not personal.
This Daily Stillness has been recycled from previously published ones:
• #tds59 Is self-discipline just old fashioned? (Aug 28, 2015)