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    See also: spoon theory.

    I’m autistic and have ADHD. I have many friends who are neurodivergent, physically disabled, deal with chronic pain, mental illness, etc. The shared resource pool of willpower and cognitive power is something we are extremely aware of as a major factor in our lives. It absolutely applies (to varying degrees) to everyone though.

    Good UX is an accessibility feature. Which sounds really obvious when you state it like that come to think of it.

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      If you want to conserve your cognitive resources you should probably just throw your smartphone off a bridge.

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        But isn’t that sad? We have capable support machines in our pockets and all they do is distract us.

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        Very interesting article, particularly

        (Yes, cognitive resources can be partly replenished throughout the day by getting glucose to the brain, but be careful with that. A high-protein snack combined with small infrequent sips on a sports drink can help, a lot.)

        Wish they posted a source for that, but that seems like it will be a fun rabbit hole to explore.

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          It’s probably partly out of Kahneman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow

          Note about that book, as this is never mentioned in the reviews/summaries: Kahneman explicitly states in the foreword that this book is not a rigorous scientific work, but a summary of his work for the “water cooler discussion”. It’s accessible and interesting, but also don’t expect many sources there.

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          Ever since I’ve been actively supplementing creatine, and eating beef jerky at lunch, I’ve found my afternoons far more sufferable. On a day where I eat poorly thinking is harder.