Tired at your desk?

Dayton Daily News - - IDEAS & VOICES - Ron Rollins Com­mu­nity Im­pact Ed­i­tor

Does your desk job make you tired? Plenty of us would say yes, and why it’s so is a bit of a mys­tery. Ac­cord­ing to Vox.com:

“This ques­tion ac­tu­ally lies very close to one of the more hotly con­tested is­sues in psy­chol­ogy: What causes men­tal fa­tigue? Why is desk work so de­plet­ing?” Sci­en­tists, the ar­ti­cle re­ports, have some ideas on this.

“One hy­poth­e­sis is re­source de­ple­tion. That is, through­out the day, we draw on a lim­ited store of men­tal en­ergy . ... When our willpower stores get used up, we get tired.“The other hy­poth­e­sis in­volves mo­ti­va­tion . ... We be­come less mo­ti­vated to do the task. We be­come drawn to the things we want to do, rather than the things we have to do. And this ten­sion pos­si­bly causes fa­tigue.”

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