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This test does not end. It happens every day. You know when you know there are two things that you could do in a limited time period but you have to choose one? Well, that needs willpower. Not caving in to the temptations and taking care of your responsibilities need you to make use of the willpower that you possess.
Will power depletion
There have been studies that show that more you use your resistance capacity, the faster you get drained out. Many of you might think that this mental exercise must not have any effect on your performance, but research proves otherwise. Will power depletion is definitely a thing. It has a negative impact on your behavior and how you act under normal conditions.
Not only that, when you interact with people in a way that you are not very comfortable with, you might have to suppress certain actions and prevent yourself from being your true self. All that leads to draining of energy, believe it or not. Hence some people might say that willpower is a limited resource because with every controlled reaction, you drain it a little. But is willpower really all about feeling tired and vague? It is not only that but much more.
Changes in the mental and biological levels
Willpower depletion leads to some changes in the mental as well as the biological level. In the biological level, people tend to witness lower brain activity due to willpower control as compared to those who do not use this resource. Those who use willpower also tend to have lower glucose level as against those who do not.
This does not mean that you as an individual have no control over your willpower. There are two things that you need to keep in mind, and that is attitude and your belief. You need to understand that the more you force yourself to control your desires, the more it will affect your inner strength and energy. You need to keep your goals and needs in line with what you want. You need to know and realize what your inner self needs and requires.
Just another renewable resource
Once that is done, willpower becomes just another renewable resource that does not affect your performance negatively. There should not be an internal conflict. In case there is, sort it out and ease the pressure.
It also depends on your understanding of willpower as a resource. It is what you believe it to be. If you think is it exhaustible, it becomes that. Hence, it is on you to make it limited or otherwise.
It is all a matter of time when we realize the most intricate parts of willpower and how it is as a resource.