September 28, 2009 at 8:13 PM
I thought that this article on willpower was quite interesting. Substitute practice for exercise and see if it applies.
I know that it takes a lot of energy to do Sudoku and sometimes it makes me too tired to practice.
What are your mental activities that deplete your practice energy?
Pretty much anything that has to do with scheduling, a calendar, or keeping track of deadlines.
Deep editing a manuscript.
Making it through the day. : /
Although I have to personally disagree with this article - I exercise every day because it nicely balances out my excess mental struggles throughout the day. I need that endorphin kick after too much thinking (and I wake up thinking too much and it's pretty much downhill from there). Interesting perspective to read, tho - thanks for the link.
This morning I had to read my lab's Strategic Policy Plan for the next few years. I did so, carefully, and I slept through most of the afternoon.
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