Decision Fatigue

Coined by Daniel Levity in his book, THE ORGANIZED MIND: THINKING STRAIGHT IN THE AGE OF INFORMATION OVERLOAD. Our body’s main energy comes from glucose and the mind needs it to function.

And guess what? A minor decision takes up as much glucose as a major decision.

In a research study, when subjects were given a series of innocuous questions and then right after were given a series of important life questions, they performed worse on the important ones. So we do have a limited amount of decisions we can make in a day.

TIP OF THE DAY: MAKE YOUR IMPORTANT DECISIONS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DAY WHEN YOUR GLUCOSE STORES ARE AT THEIR PEAK.

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