Over the past few years, more and more research has emerged related to the simple act of making decisions and how it affects our daily energy levels.
Ever feel spent, finished, drained, or burned out at the end of your day even when you haven’t exerted yourself physically?
Now—if you only had a few decisions to make every day this wouldn’t really seem like a big deal, but most resources report that we now make approximately 35,000 decisions every day!
Decision fatigue is why sensible people get angry for no reason, spend too much money on stuff they don’t need, and buy junk food at the supermarket checkout.
The food industry knows shoppers are depleted of mental energy from all the decisions they just made. When willpower is gone, temptation rears its ugly head and you’re more vulnerable to the quick fix of a sugar high.
Not to mention, every time you look at your smartphone, laptop or tablet you’re draining your mental energy.
The problem is this: We’re not even consciously aware this is happening to us.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”8825″]
An Easy Way to Defeat Decision Fatigue
If you ever find yourself exhausted with no energy to exercise or spend quality time with your family at the end of your day, this email will give you a remarkably easy solution.
The simple act of planning and scripting your next day ahead of time can dramatically limit the amount of decisions you have to make on a daily basis.
When you wake up without having your day planned and scripted, you’ll feel like you’re playing catch-up the whole day leading to feelings of emotional instability, lack of willpower, being overwhelmed, and lower energy levels.
Conversely, when you take 15-30 minutes every night to map out your diet, your exercise routine, and your “to-do” list for the next day, you eliminate HALF of the decisions you would normally make in a day.
For example, just think about how the simple act of pre-making a protein shake for the coming morning and committing to eat healthy leftovers every day for lunch can save you from having to make more decisions.
Then batch your time. Instead of checking your smartphone and email dozens of times each day, just block time and do it 2x or 3x per day instead. The world is not going to end if you miss a Facebook comment for an hour or two and don’t answer a phone call or a text message right away.
Trust me, these two simple habits alone will cut your decision-making in half and improve your quality of life in a big way.
And when you cut your decisions in half, you’ll dramatically increase your daily energy levels for exercise… and have the willpower to make intelligent eating choices.
Not to mention, being there for your family and loved ones to give them your best.
Stay fit and keep growing.
Your friend and coach,
Shaun “limit your decisions” Hadsall