How to overcome decision fatigueevergreen
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:
- 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
- Limit the amount of content you consume
- Clearly define your goals and task
- We tend to procrastinate on things that aren’t clearly defined because they’re fuzzy and we don’t know where to start.
- If a task or project is unstructured or ambiguous we are more likely to procrastinate on it
- overcome procrastination by flipping procrastination triggers on their heads
- By making a goal or objective, clearly defined, you are removing any extra thoughts or decisions you need to make around that goal.
Develop an iterative mindset
- Write things down
- Writing things down gets them out of your head and into a format that you can look at objectively to process.
- Your mind is for having ideas not for holding them
- If each thought were a word, that means our minds are generating enough content to produce a book, every day.
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