A new study has reinforced the idea that self-control is a limited resource that needs to be replenished. That’s not really big news, since so many other studies have found the same thing (see The Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control).
However, the big news of this study is that it has photos of what is going on in the brain when it is showing self-control and when it is not:
Hedgcock says his images seem to suggest that it’s like a pool that can be drained by use then replenished through time in a lower conflict environment, away from temptations that require its use.
That’s exactly how I’ve applied previous research on this topic, particularly through the use of “Reflection Cards.”