There are times when I feel like most of my time is spent making decisions. Deciding what to wear, eat, do etc. I’m pretty sure you get my drift. Decision fatigue is a real thing. It refers to the fact that the quality of our decisions decreases after making a lot of different choices. A study found that when judges proceeded over parole cases for a prolonged amount of time eventually they became less lenient after time. However, when given a break they would be more favourable. Personally, decision fatigue hits me the hardest in the morning. This is where I make the most choices. In this blog post, I’m going to chat a little bit about how you can ditch making so many decisions and give your brain a lil’ break.
TAKE AWAY THE DECISION MAKING
Maybe this isn’t as easy as it sounds but with some practice it will get so much easier. Lay out your clothes in the morning so that you don’t have to pick what to wear. Meal prep foods so that your lunch is decided for the week. And on and on. Remove the chance to make a decision and replace it with a definite task.
This point links directly into the first one which is a nice bit of continuity. Make sure that you have things planned out. When you have a plan you have much more direction in regards to what you need to do. I tend to plan things the night before because as I mentioned the morning is often decision central for me and my lizard brain cannot cope with that pressure.
GET THE IMPORTANT STUFF DONE FIRST
Having an order of execution is a game changer. If you’re anything like me then you like to do the easy stuff first and leave the difficult stuff for later (aka never). More often than not, the most important tasks are the difficult ones so get these bad boys done and then it’s plain sailing. You’ll thank yourself later for getting it done.
MAKE COMMITMENTS TO YOURSELF
When I commit to something then it’s going to get done. I like a finished product so I find it so frustrating to have loose ends. Commit to yourself that you’ll have a tidying day on Saturday followed by a self-care day on Sunday. Now you have plans and commitments with yourself so no more flapping about what you need to get done.
Thanks so much for reading. Hopefully, this post can be of some help to you. Sorry about the lil’ break between Bloguary and this post – I needed a tiny break to plan some new content! Have a lovely day and stay beautiful.
“There is no decision we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice” – Simon Sinek.
Lots of loves,