Tired at your desk?
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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