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Tutoring and the “Willpower Instinct”

"Willpower isn't just a skill. It's a muscle, and like any muscle, it gets tired from overuse and it needs rest to recover." (McGonigal)

As a university tutor, your willpower is like a muscle that needs to be exercised and given rest. The more you use it to resist distractions and stay focused on your goals, the stronger it will become. And, just like any muscle, it can become tired from overuse and needs rest to recover, so be mindful of balancing effort with rest to maintain your willpower and effectiveness in your role.

"Willpower is not just about doing what's hard. It's about doing what's right."

As a university tutor, it can be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities and lose sight of the bigger picture.

Quick question for ya:

"How do I balance my responsibilities as a university tutor with taking care of my own emotional and physical needs? In what ways do I use my willpower to make decisions that support my well-being and effectiveness in my role?"

with Arete,


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