Cleaning out your closet can actually make you smarter by eliminating decision fatigue.
We’re forced to make hundreds of small decisions daily that for the most part we take for granted: Do I answer that friend’s email now or after lunch? Should I buy that slow cooker while it’s still on sale? One-click shopping, email, and social media newsfeeds allow us to be consistently “on” while myriad streams of information assault us. All demand action in the form of a decision.
Every choice we make is precipitated by a decision—and a barrage of decisions can literally drain our mental reserves. The resulting fatigue is what causes us to make irrational decisions or to give in to something unreasonable. “Decision fatigue” is a real disorder made worse by the intensity of our technologically driven lives.
The solution? Get rid of unnecessary decisions in your life!
One of the easiest ways to combat decision fatigue: Take charge of the things that you can control—such as what you wear every day.
I – Word Understanding
Myriad – many
Precipitated – started (with), caused
Barrage – many things at once
II – Have Your Say
1. How do you manage preparing for work (/school)?
2. Does your company provide uniform? What do you think are some of the benefits of wearing uniform?
3. What are some of the small decisions you have to make on a daily basis?