All learning habits and study skills depend, to some extent, on self-control. We may know how to do a math problem, but it won’t get finished if we can’t tear ourselves away from that new video game! Self-control is what makes it possible for us to resist doing really fun things until we get the things we need to do. Another way to say this is ‘delay gratification.’
It turns out self-control is really important in life. People who demonstrate it, tend to be more successful in all kinds of things. One major study that showed this link involved children and marshmallows. You can learn more about it here:
I find that making my daily list of things to do helps me avoid wasting time. How do you practice self-control? Please share your thinking in the comments below!