Resources and ideas for keeping mental energy and using it effectively.
Do You Suffer from Decision Fatigue? by John Tierney in The New York Times
Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney
Argues that willpower is a fixed commodity, that everything you do during the day depletes it. Makes the case that it's possible to strengthen willpower but that it takes tremendous effort. Offers some tips on how to make better decisions.
Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions by John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, and Howard Raiffa
Does writing emails during you day job take away from the daily word count you have to work with for the day?
We have an emerging consensus that attention is a finite resource in that individuals only have so much of it. How does one pay attention if you don't get attention in return? Attention is a problem of filtering, some say, but maintenance of filters takes effort (yak shaving just to get the filters to work), and others say it's lack of curation. For some filtering leads to fear of missing out.
I write a blog called One Stack Deep, a infrequently-updated personal exploration of how my memory works.