If you like reading about pop psychology, you've probably heard about the phenomenon of "ego depletion": that is, if you exert willpower early in the day, like fighting the urge to yell at a rude client, you won't have any leftover later for, say, resisting the temptation to have ice cream for dinner. It turns out that all of that is one big myth. Willpower is not a finite resource.
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Written by Ashley Hamer December 30, 2016
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