It’s easier to just do the thing rather than try to find the strategy that makes it “easier” to do. Mastering your willpower sounds hard, but what’s harder is to cater every strategy or plan you have in life to conform to your lack of willpower.
Controlling yourself is hard, but what’s oddly harder is finding strategies that are easy but still give the same results as a strategy that required a lot of willpower. – Truth Cake.
It’s like diets that sound easy to stick with, but finding a diet that actually works well may have so much more complexity to it than simply “go hungry,” that it’s actually harder to do than just the simple diet that is willpower intensive such as “go hungry.”
What’s something you’ve done that catered to a lack of willpower (ie. easy to stick with) that actually ended up being HARDER than just doing what you know you needed to do, but relied more heavily on your willpower?