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How to overcome decision fatigue


Simply put, the best way to overcome decision fatigue is to reduce the amount of decisions you need to make in any given day.

This allows you to focus on the most important decisions.

Practically speaking, here are some strategies:

  1. Structure your day
    • Do your most important thing first in the morning - Eat the frog
    • Structure your day using time blocking or similar to eliminate any unnecessary decisions.
    • Build habits and routines into your day to further reduce the number of decisions you have to make. Habits and routines are things we do almost subconsciously so we don’t have to think about them
  2. Limit the amount of content you consume
    • Work to blocks of time. Use the Pomodoro Technique
    • Focus on one thing at a time and avoid multi-tasking - multitasking is a myth
    • Limit the media you consume each day. Use an app on your phone to limit time spent on Twitter or Instagram so you can concentrate on other things.
  3. Clearly define your goals and task
  4. Develop an iterative mindset

  5. Write things down

Source: {a} The Science of Analysis Paralysis & Why It Kills Productivity

Related Topics: Productivity

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