Why You Need to Have Self-Control

Several times one might ask what is self-control? Well, if at all you had no idea, today in this article I will tell you more of what you need to know about self-control and why you need to adopt it. Self-control: this is a way of inhibitory control, it is the ability to modulate one's emotions, thoughts, and behavior in the face of trials and impulses.

Why You Need to Have Self-Control

It is also a cognitive process that is necessary for regulating one's behavior to achieve specific personal goals when needed.

  • For instance, In Vietnam, USA soldiers are addicted to heroin because they can easily access them.
  • They are faced with the constant stress of the war.
  • The friendships with fellow soldiers’ heroin users who are miles away from home.

Well below are the things you need to do to have your self-control

1.Create a more disciplined environment: Try to be Discipline in your way by avoiding indulging in malpractice activities and respecting your self-esteem because the two go hand in hand.

2.Eliminate addiction nearly overnight: You need to accept beliefs about addictions that might be caused by prolonged use of drugs, repetitive engagements in activities such as gambling, alcohol.


3.Avoid being idle: Once a habit is formed, it's ready to be used when a relevant situation arises. For instance, smokers majorly prefer smoking overweight.

4.Refrain from Bad Habits: Remember Bad habits will always autocatalytic the process of lacking self-control.

  5.Reduce the exposure of the cue that causes it {Lack of self-control}


  • Self-control is a short-term strategy, not a long one.
  • Spend your energy optimizing your environment.
  • Make cues of good habits obvious and cues for bad habits invisible.