In the talk she shared scientific findings about physiological, neurological and mental components of effective willpower enhancement. Sleeping well, meditating, exercising, eating largely plant-based diets —such as vegan diets or less effective diets that contain only small amounts of animal products—, being self-compassionate, minimizing guilt, thinking about our future selves, and imagining failure have been shown to improve willpower tremendously.
In my own experience, these interventions have been very helpful. Being more active and eating a vegan diet have been the two that have been most noticeably beneficial for me, but I am working to include them all in a constellation of willpower improving practices. I’m looking forward to reading her book and incorporating more insights into my efforts to improve my willpower.