exercise self-control

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Two purposes of fasting are to exercise self-control and to clear the mind to devote more mental energy to prayer.
Stressed participants' brains exhibited altered patterns of connectivity between regions including the amygdala, striatum, and the dorsolateral and ventromedial prefrontal cortex, essentially reducing individuals' ability to exercise self-control over food choices.
Gibbon, who is originally from Birmingham, denied murder but admitted the killing on the basis that he was "suffering from an abnormality of mental functioning" which impaired his ability to form rational judgment and exercise self-control.
No need for her to exercise self-control on how many courses to have for breakfast or whether to resist the lure of that last glass of vintage port.
The DRA official further pointed to existence of external bodies which seek to sow sedition among Darfur's tribe for their own agenda, calling upon Ma'alia and Rezeigat to exercise self-control, listen to the voice of reason and stop the bloodshed.
But there's something about the experience of wandering around somewhere like DWS, trying your best to exercise self-control and not buy two boxes of wine.
sides to commit to the truce and to exercise self-control to the utmost degree,
Finally, exercise self-control when it comes to tchotchke displays and tempting but unnecessary gear.
The jury at Newcastle Crown Court has heard Grieveson claims an abnormality of mind meant he could not exercise self-control.
He said: "I don''t believe the depressive disorder substantially impaired his ability to make a rational judgement or exercise self-control.
Natasha Tidwell, a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at Texas A and M University, who authored the study said that when people exercise self-control in a given situation, this sex difference in behaviour is greatly reduced.
This breed can be very energetic and in any case would require a good amount of training to teach him how to exercise self-control and manners.
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