Project #2: Willpower
Self-control is having control over your body, and it is done by using the power of your mind to override thoughts, responses, emotions and performance. Your body has its own desires, habits and preferences and you show self-control by denying these.
Decision Fatigue is the deteriorating quality of decisions, after a long session of decision making. Decision Fatigue may also lead to avoiding decisions, or to self-indulge, meaning extreme or unrestrained indulgence of one’s appetites and desires.
Willpower is like money, which you will have to succeed in order to get what you want. Getting what you want takes willpower, which is the determination to accomplish a difficult task or to stay on top of a plan. Willpower has serious effects on your finances, from controlling your little splurges to helping you decide whether to buy the car with only the basics or with the sunroof, leather interiors and cool trim package. This is why it is important to control thoughts, feelings and impulses.
What is the role of glucose in willpower and decision making? Would you choose to receive a small amount of money today or a larger sum next month? We know it is worth it to wait longer for a larger reward, but sometimes the temptation for the smaller, immediate reward becomes too great until we just cannot resist it. Choosing the immediate reward often suggests a lack of self-control. Making difficult choices uses up brain power which can be restored by increasing blood glucose. Much of the food taken into the body is converted into glucose, which circulates in the blood. Glucose is a simple sugar that is an important source of energy.
Cultural values include beliefs, attitudes, perceptions and behaviors. Culture is a complex hypothesis that that represents ways of engaging with the world. We have observed self regulation to change based on ideas and standards.
Self-regulation depletion affected me because of limited...
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