mental energy

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Noun1.mental energy - an actuating force or factormental energy - an actuating force or factor  
motivation, motive, need - the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
incitation, provocation, incitement - something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
libidinal energy - (psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido
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I found him sitting in the middle of the floor on his stool, a pose which is generally indicative of some mental energy on his part.
All her mental energy was concentrated on the nature of that memorable glance.
I think we know we've got to be completely focused and I think we understand that it is going to take all the mental energy we can muster and not be dependent on getting up because the crowd is up.
Perhaps, most important, one third of adults are looking for products that provide sustainable energy; one quarter mental energy, 20% morning energy, and 16% energy for sports/exercise, according to HealthFocus.
Taheri claims that when people use their mental energy to direct enthusiasm toward gaining power, this can manifest negatively as mental or physical illness.
'Our problems are exclusively mental, we don't have the mental energy to withstand a game of 90 minutes,' Montella said.
Finding time for breathing exercises and some relaxation techniques build and preserve the much need mental energy and attitude of acceptance to go with the flow of life.
If I spend the 50 per cent of my mental energy on something different, I am in trouble on the pitch.
People use mental energy to engage their mind in concentrating on key tasks by filtering out interruptions and distractions at work (Schwartz & McCarthy, 2007).
If you're chronically tapped out of the immense amount of mental energy required for planning, decision-making and coping, it's easy to get lured into this kind of trap.
"But it's been getting harder and harder to stay afloat, and I've just run out of the physical and mental energy it takes to keep the place going."
The company said Quantum Focus is a line of daily Nootropic brain supplements that contains a blend of ingredients that are intended to support mental energy and cognition.