In Andrew A. Lubusko’s 2006 dissertation on self-control and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, he notes that fatigue, emotional stress, and cognitive overload are primary factors in self-control failure. When we are tired, we become less aware of ourselves and what we are doing. When we are anxious, we are too worried about the future to be concerned with controlling ourselves in the present. When we are depressed, we are often so wrapped up in our past failures that present goals, such ... [Read more]
About Hieromonk Alexis Trader
Hieromonk Alexis (Trader) is the author of Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck's Cognitive Therapy: A Meeting of the Minds. The grandson of a Methodist minister, Fr. Alexis was ordained to the diaconate, the priesthood and later made a father confessor on Mount Athos. He has been living in Greece since 1996. In 2005, he became the serving priest at a dependency of Karakallou (Mount Athos) at the Monastery of Saint Demetrios, in Nea Kerdyllia. Father Alexis is also a contributor to Another City, an online journal dedicated to Orthodox culture.