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By: Kate | October 14, 2015

In a world filled with distractions and temptations it is all to easy to get pulled off track. We may know that playing the piano or weeding the garden or reading Tolstoy is going to make our life better, but somehow we end up reading the junk mail or checking Facebook or playing Angry Birds instead. If we do this occasionally, it is not a big problem. But if we give in to these temptations too often we can quickly find our life veering off course. In the quest to cultivate a rich and meaningful life, managing temptation is a fundamental skill.

The weapon that we most often deploy to defeat temptation is willpower. The problem is that applying willpower is extremely hard work for our brain, and if we have to apply it for too long the willpow...

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