Decision Fatigue

Decision Fatigue
In decision making and psychology, decision fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual, after a long session of decision making. It is now understood as one of the causes of irrational trade-offs in decision making. …

Every one of us faces some really tough choices in life and unfortunately at times these events can all run together into one collective blur, (trust me, this blogger’s been through it all!!!)  Whether these decisions encompass starting a new job somewhere else, having children, $$$ issues, placing a parent in a nursing home/hospice, starting or leaving a relationship there are many issues we all will face.  And making such decisions shouldn’t be taken lightly without some real aforethought.

When we don’t take the time to thoroughly analyze the potential outcomes of our decisions, we can end up making careless or poor choices. We may rely on our basic instinctual impulsivity or various pass experiences (even if those experiences were negative).

You know that drained feeling you get from being stressed out for extended periods? It’s called mental fatigue.  😦  😦

The best advice I can give is if you have a major decision coming take some time to rest, recollect your thoughts, write down the pros and cons of what’s about to transpire. Save unimportant decisions for a later time.  Write out in order of precedence what needs to be resolved and what can wait. When you do this, you’ll find that you’ll be making better decisions as a whole.  🙂


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