As students face the resumption of classes and snow bound field workers are tasked with lab jobs to see them through the lean months we all face a similar challenge. How do we not loose our willpower with not only New Years Resolutions, but also when confronted with the day to day grind of voluminous database entry and excruciating artifact sorting and analysis? I read a very interesting article today on this subject on i09 How to Make Your Willpower Stronger -- According to Science.
A brief summary of the article is in this list. But do read the whole article it is really very interesting.