Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue?

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Recently I talked about how to get unstuck and about focusing on one single thing and doing that on a consistent basis, and then building from there.

I want to follow up on that theme and talk about Decisional Fatigue.

When you find that you’ve got a lot of decisions to make, whether they’re personal or professional decisions, it can sometimes be very overwhelming and that can stop us from making any progress with our goals or even maintaining a consistent health, fitness and wellbeing routine.

Think again about one thing you can isolate and can minimise the decision making around.

One example would be food.

Try by having the same meal in the evenings or the same meal at lunch just for a while – this will strip out some of the decisions that you need to make daily. And that can be quite effective not only for getting you out of that overwhelmed state, but also just minimising the stress you’re under because you are making fewer decisions, and fewer things that you need to concern yourself with.

I know it sounds very much like a first world problem, “Well, what am I going to have for dinner tonight?” But actually you could spend 15 minutes thinking about that and 40 minutes going out to buy the ingredients. So, there is an element of planning and preparation, but actually if you could just simplify that at least for a meal a day, that could buy quite a lot of time and a bit more head space back.

It’s a very simple little concept.

The takeaway from this video is to think about what one thing in your life could you make simpler.

Steve Jobs very famously wore the same clothes every single day or the same version of clothes simply because he didn’t want to have to decide about what he wore. He wanted to get in and make the big decisions that helped him to fulfil his purpose.

Good luck and let me how you’re getting on or if you need any advice on where to start to make this simple yet effective change:

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