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How to combat decision fatigue...

When it comes to certain aspects of my life, I am, admittedly, pretty damn boring.

Regardless of the occasion, chances are if you see me out in public these days, I'm most likely wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.

My definition of variety is deciding on whether to sport a crewneck or V-neck that day.

I've also recently been cutting out a lot of options from my diet.

I essentially eat the same two meals everyday - meal one is eggs and soup, the other meal is oatmeal and mixed nuts.

Day in, day out.

Some people lose their minds when I bring this up. They find what I do to be incredibly monotonous.

I, on the other hand, think it’s awesome because, sometimes, less really is more.

It’s become a priority to rid myself of a million and one decisions throughout the day.

Essentially, I want to minimize decision fatigue in as many areas of my life as I can.

And why is that?

Because running a business on my own knocks the shit out of me on a daily basis, and I need to exert most of my energy in that department.

If I put more thought and effort into what I was wearing that day, I'd be taking time and energy from the stuff I value most right now in my life.

Similarly, if I spent more time cooking, I'd have to research recipes, buy the ingredients and spend time preparing the meal.

Although many people find joy in these activities, I find them to be a huge chore.

I relax and enjoy myself in other ways - like plopping myself on the couch and zoning out!

Ever since I adopted these methods of reducing decision fatigue, I've noticed a dramatic rise in my creativity and motivation to complete my to-do's for the day.

Its given me ample time to brainstorm and really dive into the present moment, being able to focus at the task at hand.

I'm sure other positive factors have led to this rise in productivity, but limiting decision fatigue definitely isn't hurting!

How do you eliminate decision fatigue?

Also, if you know someone who is buried under a sea of choices, please feel free to share it with him or her.


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