Say goodbye to decision fatigue

It’s Friday night and my friends and I are trying to decide where to go for dinner. The possibilities are endless, yet no one wants to make the decision of what to eat and where to go. 

We’re all intelligent and capable individuals. That wasn’t the issue.

What we had in common was we all had a week filled with decision-making.

And we’re not alone.

It’s estimated that the average adult makes about 35,000 decisions each day. 

So it’s no wonder you’re feeling the effects of making decisions. 

It’s called decision fatigue, a phenomenon where making too many decisions can lead to a decrease in your ability to make good decisions, leading to poor choices or indecisiveness.

As someone who has spent a lot of energy making decisions, both inside and outside of my business, I’ve come to understand how important it is to preserve your mental and emotional energy. 

And decision fatigue is one of the ways you can quickly deplete yourself without even realizing it.

Think about it: From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed, you’re constantly making choices – what to wear, what to eat, what to do, who to talk to, what to say, and so on. 

And while these decisions may seem small on their own, they add up over time.

=> Too many decisions can lead to procrastination: When you’re overwhelmed with decisions, it’s easy to put them off and avoid making them altogether. This can lead to missed opportunities and a lack of progress.

-> It can lead to poor decision-making: When your brain is exhausted, you’re more likely to make impulsive or irrational decisions that you later regret.

-> It can sap your energy: Making decisions requires mental and emotional energy, and when you’re constantly using that energy, you can become depleted and exhausted.

What’s clear is decision fatigue depletes your ability to do your best work.

So, what can you do to overcome decision fatigue? 

Be conscious. Tap into how you’re feeling throughout the day, especially in terms of your power to focus.  If you’re feeling foggy, that’s your first clue decision fatigue has arrived.

Prioritize your decisions. Not all decisions are created equal. Some are more important than others, and some can be postponed or delegated. Take the time to figure out which decisions really matter, and focus your energy on those.

Limit your options. When you have too many choices, it can be overwhelming. Try to minimize your options to help you make decisions more quickly.

Be kind to yourself. You’re human. Your brain needs time to recharge. Give yourself permission to take breaks throughout the day. You’re allowed.

Remember, decision fatigue is a real obstacle to your success. What I appreciate about making shifts in how you work is this …

Knowing what to DO and actually DOING it are two very different things. 

You’re smart and fully committed to your craft.

You’re also a high achiever who wants to show up as your best self so you can do your best work.

If you’re caught in the weeds, have too many decisions in front of you, and aren’t sure what the next right next step should be to free yourself, that’s OK. That’s why I’m here.

You no longer have to do any of this alone.

Let’s empower you to show up as the mighty leader you were meant to be!

Go ahead and book a time for us to talk, for free (now not later).

And let’s stop your spinning so you can start soaring toward your goals.

This may be the most impactful decision you make today!