Originally published 14 April 20
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Too many decisions result in emotional and mental strain
“These are legitimately difficult decisions,” Fischhoff says, adding that people shouldn’t feel bad about struggling with them. “Feeling bad is adding insult to injury,” he says.
This added complexity to our decisions is leading to decision fatigue, which is the emotional and mental strain that comes when we are forced to make too many choices. Decision fatigue is the reason why thinking through a decision is harder when we are stressed or tired.
“These are difficult decisions because the stakes are often really high, while we are required to master unfamiliar information,” Fischhoff says.
But if all of this sounds like too much, there are actions we can take to reduce decision fatigue. For starters, it’s best to minimize the number of small decisions, such as what to eat for dinner or what to wear, you make in a day. The fewer smaller decisions you have to make, the more bandwidth you’ll have for the bigger one.
For this particular crisis, there are a few more steps you can take, in order to reduce your decision fatigue.
The info is here.