What Is Decision Fatigue?
I first heard about decision fatigue in a Vanity Fair article on President Obama. In it, Obama talks about removing the mundane, everyday decisions that absorb most people for large parts of their day. Obama says, “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits. I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.” Dr. Tricia Cardner, in her book Peak Poker Performance, agrees with this idea. She says, “Find ways to put as much of your life on autopilot as you can so you can focus on what’s really important to you.” [Read more…]