Show 214 Decision Fatigue

Hi folks, I'm going into virtual vacation mode. This episode is the inspiration I need to take a break. The brain is mush. And not the good kind either. 

I'll either skip a couple of weeks or make short episodes. If you are new to the podcast, there is plenty of topics in the archives for you to check out.

Decision Fatigue is about thinking exhaustion. At some point you can't make a decision or you make one to get people out of your face. Make the wrong decision and they will be back to remind you of it. 

Decision Fatigue is when your brain has made too many decisions in a period of time. Your reasoning, quality of the decisions and what you are willing to do not to make a decision is in play.

Do I want ice cream, sorbet or water ice? That is too complicated for me right now. 

In many of the pages of the Internet there is advice about fighting, overcoming and how to guard against having it affect you.

Some of the sources are linked below.

But why does everything have to be a fight? Or stomped to the ground?  Check out the resources below and see if they help make the concept clear. 

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

Therapist Joe Borders page on Anxiety and Decision Fatigue.

The Center for Anxiety in New York has a page about Overcoming Decision Fatigue.

Four Remedies for Decision Fatigue from University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business

2018 article on How to Prevent Decision Fatigue at Verywell Mind.

How To Beat Decision Fatigue With Better Brain Habits a 2018 blog post at Trello.

The Complexities of Decision Making from the Human Factor Blog.


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