The small cues: take a break
When we work on tasks that demand concentration and attention, at some point our cognitive and emotional resources are depleted. That’s when we experience what is called mental fatigue. Because mental fatigue impairs our performance, we need to take a break to recharge our batteries and restore our depleted resources.
Depletion influences not only performance; it also influences self-control. After long hours of work, we feel tired and drained. When we are depleted, it’s easier to lose control. We are more prone to lose our temper, both at work and at home. Not only that, we also yield more easily to temptations such as eating things that are bad for us, doing things that we shouldn’t, or not obeying the rules... read more