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One of the most critical aspects of a leadership job is to be able to make impactful decisions. After all, a seasoned leader is expected to have a sharp view for all sorts of daily aspects of work: people, strategy, innovation, operations…
But what happens when you make too many decisions?
Your brain gets tired. You lose focus. You tend to rush through the process. And you can’t avoid your blind spots in decision-making.
Making one big decision can be an emotionally and mentally exhausting process. It’s even further complicated if it involves risk and relationships.
Imagine making decision after decision all day long. Most likely, that’s an experience you’re already familiar with. Some studies say we make anywhere from 10,000 to 40,000 decisions every day, from deciding which outfit to put on to which parking spot to pull into.
More involved decisions can really drain our focus and energy, otherwise known as decision fatigue.
Being exhausted physically is one thing but mental exhaustion can cause us to be irritable and tired. As we lose focus, we’re more likely to make mistakes or poor decisions. This snowball effect doesn’t usually end well.
Fortunately, there are many ways to alleviate the effects of decision fatigue by taking small steps to organize and simplify our life
Mint created this infographic to explain eight ways you can avoid decision fatigue and gain more energy, productiveness, and focus. For sure, sleep and diet are critical to a sharp mind. Then try making fewer decisions! You can automate and schedule parts of your life to help your brain out.
Discover all of the tips below and set yourself on the right path to make your days full of high-level decisions and productivity.
Here’s how to avoid decision fatigue once and for all.
Amanda Tallent is a content creator who helped Mint create this infographic. Her background in digital marketing and creative writing has led her to cover unique topics related to business, lifestyle, and personal finance. Amanda is an INFJ who enjoys creating and bringing visions to life with a lot of careful planning and to-do lists. To connect with Amanda on LinkedIn here