Do you eat the same breakfast every day? If so, have you ever wondered why?

Each day, we make thousands of decisions. What to wear, what to eat, which route to take to work, and many, many others. It's non-stop. It's really no surprise that many of us experience fatigue by 3 or 4 in the afternoon (just the right time for a chocolate or caffeine pick-me-up)!


Do you ever wonder why some well-known business titans wear the same thing all the time? When you ask someone to describe the clothes worn by Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg, they can easily visualize their 'typical' uniform.  For Steve Jobs, it was a black turtleneck and jeans.  Mark Zuckerberg is often pictured in a t-shirt or hoodie sweatshirt.  

It might make you think, "don't these guys care about how they look in public?"

More likely, these are the clothes they are most comfortable wearing. By donning what appears to be the same thing every day, they reduce the number of decisions they need to make.

Why clutter their brains with choices that are unimportant to them? They probably prefer to use their cognitive abilities for making more important decisions.

Removing some decisions from your daily routine frees you to have more brain power when you need it most - for problem-solving and challenging tasks. Whether it's wearing similar clothes or having the same breakfast each day, you can reduce decision fatigue by putting things that are less important to you on 'auto-pilot.'

How do you reduce decision fatigue?

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