We all have decision fatigue.
Every single one of us.
Sheena Iyengar, in a TED Talk about decision making, shared that the average American, on an average day, makes an average of 70 decisions. That’s a well above average amount of decisions.
That’s a lot for the brain to handle.
In her talk, Sheena shares what we know to be true: to make decisions better, make fewer of them.
Something Sheena doesn’t go into, but we at Gapingvoid believe: to make decisions more worthwhile, make the stakes higher.
Instead of choosing what size latte to order, think about why you’re going for the latte. What brought you to the coffee shop? Where are you headed after? What are you caffeinating for?
And is that what you even want to be doing?
Instead of making endless decisions, spend time examining your decisions — and then make choices based on what comes from your gut.