I often witness a phenomena with business owners (myself included), office staff, and students called Decision Fatigue.
Getting rid of decision fatigue is crucial in a busy life, and can be the first step in making your days less stressful.
Decisions are essentially a plan, which you intend to follow through with. Just like setting the coordinates on your Maps application, you have to have the end in mind before you can get started.
It should make sense that, in order for your brain to easily get you from A to B, there needs to be a reproducible pattern to latch onto.
This is where training your brain on effective decision-making is crucial to designing the perfect day. The more times you act something out, the more efficient your brain handles the actions steps associated with the trip from A to B. Neuroscientists refer to this “brain training” as Neuroplasticty.
The Merriam-Webster definition says
plasticity neuroplasticity, the capacity of the brain to develop and change throughout life, something Western science once thought impossible.
A map is essentially a tool we use to get somewhere. Here are some actions steps to make your decision map easier to navigate:
Pick one and go for it, for your brain’s sake…
- Create a weekly plan to minimize time spent making your simple daily decisions. I know people who simply ALWAYS pre-determine their professional clothing choices (lay out their clothes) before each week
- Learn to establish good sitting posture (FOR WHEN YOU HAVE TO SIT) so you can decrease physical stress (HERE is one of my favorites..)
- Do you meet with clients for lunch every week? Pick out the top 5 places that keep your favorite healthy meal in stock, so that when you schedule that lunch you aren’t wasting any time making that decision.
- Schedule a Fine-Tune My Focus session with me at the office or at home
- Take my Attention Quiz to identify the easy solutions you could be implementing TODAY
You CAN change little things everyday to hold your energy level up high, focus more on the big picture, and automate the small decisions in your routine so you spend LESS TIME stressing, SAVE MONEY by avoiding health hazards, and LIVE BETTER each day.
Fine-tune your focus, and take the Daily Break.
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